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armour

noun [U] uk UK ( US armor)   /ˈɑː.mər/ us    /ˈɑːr.mɚ/
strong covering that protects something, especially the body: Police put on body armour before confronting the rioters. In the past, knights used to wear suits of armour (= protective covering made of metal) in battle. These grenades are able to pierce the armour of tanks. military vehicles that are covered in strong metal to protect them from attack: The troops were backed by tanks, artillery, and other heavy armour.
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in Korean 갑옷…
in Arabic دِرْع…
in French armure, blindage…
in Turkish zırh…
in Italian corazza, armatura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盔甲, (尤指護身的)鎧甲, 裝甲車輛…
in Russian доспехи…
in Polish zbroja…
in Spanish armadura, blindaje…
in Portuguese armadura…
in German die Rüstung, die Panzerung…
in Catalan armadura…
in Japanese (英)よろい, 甲冑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盔甲, (尤指护身的)铠甲, 装甲车辆…
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