armor plating

Definitions of armor plating
  1. noun
    specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
    synonyms: armor plate, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour
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    backplate
    plate armor protecting the back; worn as part of a cuirass
    beaver
    a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face
    brassard
    armor plate that protects the arm
    aegis, breastplate, egis
    armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
    cannon
    (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
    chamfron, chanfron, front-stall, frontstall, testiere
    medieval plate armor to protect a horse's head
    cubitiere
    body armor that protects the elbow
    cuisse
    armor plate that protects the thigh
    epauliere
    armor plate that protects the shoulder
    fauld
    a piece of armor plate below the breastplate
    gorget
    armor plate that protects the neck
    greave, jambeau
    armor plate that protects legs below the knee
    helmet
    armor plate that protects the head
    knee piece
    armor plate that protects the knee
    nosepiece
    armor plate that protects the nose
    palette, pallette
    one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
    roundel
    round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit
    skirt of tasses
    armor plate that protects the body below the waist
    sabaton, solleret
    armor plate that protects the foot; consists of mail with a solid toe and heel
    tasse, tasset
    one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs
    tuille
    armor plate that protects the hip and thigh
    visor, vizor
    a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face
    armet
    a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard
    basinet
    a medieval steel helmet
    casque
    (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor
    heaume
    a large medieval helmet supported on the shoulders
    cabasset, morion
    a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th century
    pickelhaube
    a spiked helmet worn by German soldiers
    plastron
    a metal breastplate that was worn under a coat of mail
    rerebrace, upper cannon
    cannon that provides plate armor for the upper arm
    salade, sallet
    a light medieval helmet with a slit for vision
    lower cannon, vambrace
    cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm
    type of:
    plate, scale, shell
    a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
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