Meaning of “body armour” in the English Dictionary

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"body armour" in English

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body armournoun [ U ]

UK US body armor uk /ˈbɒd.i ˌɑː.mər/ us /ˈbɑː.di ˌɑːr.mɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Give him another steel cap, and full body armour. 
  • The body armour I don't so much mind, now that I am fairly in the saddle. 
  • The question of body armour for the troops, it is stated, is still under consideration by the authorities. 
  • They have no horsemen or body armour, but use darts and spears, barbed with many poisonous fangs, and several kinds of arrows, as with us. 

(Definition of “body armour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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