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noun [U] UK (US armor) uk   /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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