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Definition of armor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    armor

     noun
    (armour) noun
    NAmE//ˈɑrmər//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1special metal clothing that soldiers wore in the past to protect their bodies while fighting a suit of armor (figurative) Monkeys do not have any kind of protective armor and use their brains to solve problems.
  2. 2metal covers that protect ships and military vehicles such as tanks
  3. 3(technology) military vehicles used in war an attack by infantry and armor
  4. Idioms
    a chink in somebody's armor
     
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    a weak point in someone's argument, character, etc., that can be used in an attack
    a knight in shining armor (usually humorous)
     
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    a man who saves someone, especially a woman, from a dangerous situation

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