Definition of plate armor in English:

plate armor

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  • Protective armor of metal plates, especially as worn in medieval times by mounted knights.

    ‘It was only after 1250 with the advent of plate armour that swords with truly sharp points began to appear.’
    • ‘It is a myth that this plate armour was heavy and that it limited a man's mobility.’
    • ‘Hearts of oak have become as obsolete as knights in plate armour, and the leviathan protectors of trade are themselves too vulnerable.’
    • ‘The crossbow was really the first hand-held weapon that could be used by an untrained soldier to injure or kill a knight in plate armour.’
    • ‘The Knight, encased in plate armour, was heavy, but Doremi was able to drag him out to safety.’
    • ‘Knights in full plate armour will show their skills in hand-to-hand combat.’
    • ‘The manufacture of metal plate armour involves a similar process and range of skills as that involved in the making of helmets.’
    • ‘By 1410, a fully-articulated, individually tailored, and stylistically uniform harness of moulded plate armour covered the whole body of every Latin knight.’
    • ‘The tale is a legend, so who cares if the knights in Excalibur wear suits of plate armor that weren't invented for hundreds of years?’
    • ‘Kaerin inspected the men, each one was wearing shiny silver coloured plate armour, each one had a shield strapped to their back and a long sword buckled at their waists.’
    • ‘His heavy plate armour clanked as he waved his shield arm and brandished a huge spiked mace.’
    • ‘The scales themselves are amazingly resilient and can stand up to all forms of punishment, taking about as much as a mail or even a good set of plate armour.’
    • ‘This sparked the development of articulated plate armour, and ultimately to a breakthrough in the trouser department.’
    • ‘They will wear 80 lb of full plate armour to fight with a pollaxe - a long double-handed staff with an axe-like blade.’
    • ‘He was dressed in archaic plate armour and a long white cloak, which was held around his shoulders by a fine gold clasp.’
    • ‘Light plate armour covered his body, the steel grey a complement to the dark sapphire of his wing feathers.’
    • ‘He was decked out in full plate armour, and held a sword longer than mine in either hand.’
    • ‘She was tall and proud, dressed in silver plate armor.’
    • ‘Marks reared upwards, examining his gray robe and plate armor.’
    • ‘His sharp ears picked up the gentle, almost inaudible rustle of her skirt and the faint clink of her light plate armor.’


plate armor

/plāt ˈärmər/ /pleɪt ˈɑrmər/