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Armor plate   /ˈɑrmər pleɪt/   Listen
Armor plate

Specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire.  Synonyms: armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour.

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"Armor plate" Quotes from Famous Books

... anchored behind the breakwaters and protecting the advances of torpedo boats by means of their firing, would make a formidable defense. Not having to perform any evolutions, they might without danger be invested with armor plate thicker than that of ordinary ironclads. In order to complete the system, there might be erected upon the Eclat shoal an ironclad fort like that which defends ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 455, September 20, 1884 • Various

... the old buccaneer of the South Seas, "is stronger than armor plate to save the man she cares for. You can't see it; you could never see it! But I tell you there are times when the ghosts have come close to me, and then sometimes I've seen the shadows of thin, small hands come in front ...
— Harrigan • Max Brand

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