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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Armor  \Ar"mor\,  n.  [OE.  armure,  fr  F.  armure,  OF  armeure  fr 
  L.  armatura  See  {Armature}.]  [Spelt  also  {armour}.] 
  1.  Defensive  arms  for  the  body;  any  clothing  or  covering  worn 
  to  protect  one's  person  in  battle. 
 
  Note:  In  English  statues,  armor  is  used  for  the  whole 
  apparatus  of  war,  including  offensive  as  well  as 
  defensive  arms.  The  statues  of  armor  directed  what  arms 
  every  man  should  provide. 
 
  2.  Steel  or  iron  covering,  whether  of  ships  or  forts, 
  protecting  them  from  the  fire  of  artillery. 
 
  {Coat  armor},  the  escutcheon  of  a  person  or  family,  with  its 
  several  charges  and  other  furniture,  as  mantling,  crest, 
  supporters,  motto,  etc 
 
  {Submarine},  a  water-tight  dress  or  covering  for  a  diver.  See 
  under  {Submarine}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  armor 
  n  1:  made  of  metal  and  used  in  combat  [syn:  {armour}] 
  2:  tough  more-or-less  rigid  protective  covering  of  an  animal  or 
  plant  [syn:  {armour}] 
  v  :  equip  with  armor  [syn:  {armour}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ARMOR,  n.  The  kind  of  clothing  worn  by  a  man  whose  tailor  is  a 
  blacksmith. 
 
 




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