Armoured car

(military) a fast lightly armed and armoured vehicle, mainly used for reconnaissance
any vehicle strengthened by armoured plate, esp a security van for transporting cash and valuables
Historical Examples

An armoured car of the older type would have cut a poor figure amid the shell-holes and mine-craters of Northern France.
The Romance of War Inventions Thomas W. Corbin

He is the commander and the owner of an armoured car, one of the unit of five volunteer armoured cars.
A Journal of Impressions in Belgium May Sinclair

A young volunteer in an armoured car catches a bunch gracefully and I recognise him as a scion of the princely house of Reuss.
The New Germany George Young

If there is one place where one may hope for excitement, it is in an armoured car with a mitrailleuse.
A Surgeon in Belgium Henry Sessions Souttar

I had been up at the bridge some two minutes, when the armoured car glided up.
How I Filmed the War Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins

They are a sort of armoured car arrangement and shells literally glance off them.
How I Filmed the War Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins

armoured car, a self-propelled car completely protected by bullet-proof armour-plating.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

I am stationed here indefinitely, but I have a friend who drives an armoured car.
How I Filmed the War Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins

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