plate armor: Meaning and Definition of

plate' ar"mor

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. armor made of thin, flat, shaped pieces of wrought iron or steel.
  2. any armor composed of, or having as an exterior surface, tough, stiff, flat pieces, large or small, of various materials, as iron, steel, or horn.
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