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  4  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]: 
 
  armour 
  n  1:  made  of  metal  and  used  in  combat  [syn:  {armor}] 
  2:  tough  more-or-less  rigid  protective  covering  of  an  animal  or 
  plant  [syn:  {armor}] 
  v  :  equip  with  armor  [syn:  {armor}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Armour,  SD  (city,  FIPS  2260) 
  Location:  43.31939  N,  98.34387  W 
  Population  (1990):  854  (389  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57313 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Armour 
  is  employed  in  the  English  Bible  to  denote  military  equipment, 
  both  offensive  and  defensive. 
 
  (1.)  The  offensive  weapons  were  different  at  different  periods 
  of  history.  The  "rod  of  iron"  (Ps.  2:9)  is  supposed  to  mean  a 
  mace  or  crowbar,  an  instrument  of  great  power  when  used  by  a 
  strong  arm.  The  maul"  (Prov.  25:18;  cognate  Hebrew  word 
  rendered  "battle-axe"  in  Jer.  51:20,  and  "slaughter  weapon"  in 
  Ezek.  9:2)  was  a  war-hammer  or  martel.  The  sword"  is  the  usual 
  translation  of  _hereb_,  which  properly  means  "poniard."  The  real 
  sword,  as  well  as  the  dirk-sword  (which  was  always 
  double-edged),  was  also  used  (1  Sam.  17:39;  2  Sam.  20:8;  1  Kings 
  20:11).  The  spear  was  another  offensive  weapon  (Josh.  8:18;  1 
  Sam.  17:7).  The  javelin  was  used  by  light  troops  (Num.  25:7,  8; 
  1  Sam.  13:22).  Saul  threw  a  javelin  at  David  (1  Sam.  19:9,  10), 
  and  so  virtually  absolved  him  from  his  allegiance.  The  bow  was 
  however,  the  chief  weapon  of  offence.  The  arrows  were  carried  in 
  a  quiver,  the  bow  being  always  unbent  till  the  moment  of  action 
  (Gen.  27:3;  48:22;  Ps  18:34).  The  sling  was  a  favourite  weapon 
  of  the  Benjamites  (1  Sam.  17:40;  1  Chr.  12:2.  Comp.  1  Sam. 
  25:29). 
 
  (2.)  Of  the  defensive  armour  a  chief  place  is  assigned  to  the 
  shield  or  buckler.  There  were  the  great  shield  or  target  (the 
  _tzinnah_),  for  the  protection  of  the  whole  person  (Gen.  15:1; 
  Ps  47:9;  1  Sam.  17:7;  Prov.  30:5),  and  the  buckler  (Heb. 
  _mageen_)  or  small  shield  (1  Kings  10:17;  Ezek.  26:8).  In  Ps 
  91:4  buckler"  is  properly  a  roundel  appropriated  to  archers  or 
  slingers.  The  helmet  (Ezek.  27:10;  1  Sam.  17:38),  a  covering  for 
  the  head;  the  coat  of  mail  or  corselet  (1  Sam.  17:5),  or 
  habergeon  (Neh.  4;16),  harness  or  breat-plate  (Rev.  9:9),  for 
  the  covering  of  the  back  and  breast  and  both  upper  arms  (Isa. 
  59:17;  Eph.  6:14).  The  cuirass  and  corselet,  composed  of  leather 
  or  quilted  cloth,  were  also  for  the  covering  of  the  body. 
  Greaves,  for  the  covering  of  the  legs,  were  worn  in  the  time  of 
  David  (1  Sam.  17:6).  Reference  is  made  by  Paul  (Eph.  6:14-17)  to 
  the  panoply  of  a  Roman  soldier.  The  shield  here  is  the  thureon 
  a  door-like  oblong  shield  above  all  i.e.,  covering  the  whole 
  person,  not  the  small  round  shield.  There  is  no  armour  for  the 
  back  but  only  for  the  front. 
 




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