Armour plate



noun
a tough heavy steel, usually containing chromium, nickel, and molybdenum and often hardened on the surface, used for protecting warships, tanks, etc
Historical Examples

Finally the quantity of armour plate needed is so enormous that it justifies the expense of installing a great rolling mill.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7 Various

It should be, like an armour plate, hard on the surface and tough within.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6 Various

Yes; we hit him on his skull, and the blows sounded as though his head was encased in five-inch Harveyized armour plate!
In Search of El Dorado Harry Collingwood

Protected cruisers have decks of armour plate instead of belts.
The Childrens’ Story of the War, Volume 2 (of 10) James Edward Parrott

It does not cluster round the projectile, nor follow it up in its flight, nor push it through an armour plate when it pierces one.
New Theories in Astronomy Willam Stirling

Since his day wooden walls have been replaced by armour plate, and red-hot shot by high-explosive shells.
The Childrens’ Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10) James Edward Parrott

These are used in the manufacture of very hard steel, such as armour plate, and “high speed steel.”
The Boy’s Book of New Inventions Harry E. Maule

Every German fired from behind a shield of armour plate, and at every fifteen yards along the trenches there was a machine gun.
The Childrens’ Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10) James Edward Parrott

Submarines, which at first were unarmed, were later fitted with armour plate and cannon were mounted on deck.
Germany, The Next Republic? Carl W. Ackerman

The suit contains enough metal to armour plate a small battle ship.
Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car Francis Miltoun

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