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Armor plate

a plate or plating of specially hardened steel used to cover warships, tanks, aircraft, fortifications, etc., to protect them from enemy fire.
Historical Examples

In France “armor plate patriotism” is sustained by the same methods, and in part by the same money.
The Unpopular Review Vol. I Various

This third line of trenches was protected with armor plate and concrete.
The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various

The piece of forging under the press is armor plate and not a gun forging.
America’s Munitions 1917-1918 Benedict Crowell

“The skin of his eyelid is like armor plate,” Charlie told her.
A World Called Crimson Darius John Granger

The hammer that forges the cannon also gives us the armor plate to brave it.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885 Various

Every mobile gun mount must be equipped with a shield of armor plate.
America’s Munitions 1917-1918 Benedict Crowell

The armor plate behind the seat was only a foot wide and the bullets were hitting the instruments about twenty inches apart.
The Biography of a Rabbit Roy Benson

Two impressions cannot fail to be made upon our minds, both as to French and British armor plate disposition.
Scientific American Supplement No. 822 Various

The varied and complex machining required on armor plate demands tools of enormous size and strength as well as varied capacity.
The Wonder Book of Knowledge Various

A stream of flame and scintillating sparks erupted from the armor plate—and died as Kendall cut the beam.
The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell


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