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noun [uncountable]     armour pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    metal clothing that soldiers wore in the Middle Ages to protect their bodies

    a knight in armour

    a suit of armour

    See also chink, knight
  2. 2
    layers of hard metal that cover a military vehicle to protect it from attack

    missiles that are capable of penetrating a tank’s armour


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