body armor

Definitions of body armor
  1. noun
    armor that protects the wearer's whole body
    synonyms: body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour
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    bulletproof vest
    a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet
    chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail
    (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
    corselet, corslet
    a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece
    cuirass
    medieval body armor that covers the chest and back
    brigandine
    a medieval coat of chain mail consisting of metal rings sewn onto leather or cloth
    habergeon
    (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk
    byrnie, hauberk
    a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
    gusset, voider
    a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
    type of:
    armor, armour
    protective covering made of metal and used in combat
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