plate armour

Definitions of plate armour
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n specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire

Synonyms:
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor
Types:
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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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