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armournoun [U]

UK (US armor) uk   /ˈɑː.mər/  us   /ˈɑːr.mɚ/
strongcovering 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 (= ​protectivecovering made of ​metal) in ​battle. These ​grenades are ​able to ​pierce the armour of ​tanks. militaryvehicles that are ​covered in ​strongmetal to ​protect them from ​attack: The ​troops were ​backed by ​tanks, ​artillery, and other ​heavy armour.

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