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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ar·mour /ˈɑrmɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·mor n.  [Spelt also armour.]
 1. Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one's person in battle.
 Note:In English statues, armor is used for the whole apparatus of war, including offensive as well as defensive arms. The statues of armor directed what arms every man should provide.
 2. Steel or iron covering, whether of ships or forts, protecting them from the fire of artillery.
 Coat armor, the escutcheon of a person or family, with its several charges and other furniture, as mantling, crest, supporters, motto, etc.
 Submarine, a water-tight dress or covering for a diver. See under Submarine.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
           [syn: armor]
      2: protective covering made of metal and used in combat [syn: armor]
      3: tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or
         plant [syn: armor]
      v : equip with armor [syn: armor]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    is employed in the English Bible to denote military equipment,
    both offensive and defensive.
      (1.) The offensive weapons were different at different periods
    of history. The "rod of iron" (Ps. 2:9) is supposed to mean a
    mace or crowbar, an instrument of great power when used by a
    strong arm. The "maul" (Prov. 25:18; cognate Hebrew word
    rendered "battle-axe" in Jer. 51:20, and "slaughter weapon" in
    Ezek. 9:2) was a war-hammer or martel. The "sword" is the usual
    translation of _hereb_, which properly means "poniard." The real
    sword, as well as the dirk-sword (which was always
    double-edged), was also used (1 Sam. 17:39; 2 Sam. 20:8; 1 Kings
    20:11). The spear was another offensive weapon (Josh. 8:18; 1
    Sam. 17:7). The javelin was used by light troops (Num. 25:7, 8;
    1 Sam. 13:22). Saul threw a javelin at David (1 Sam. 19:9, 10),
    and so virtually absolved him from his allegiance. The bow was,
    however, the chief weapon of offence. The arrows were carried in
    a quiver, the bow being always unbent till the moment of action
    (Gen. 27:3; 48:22; Ps. 18:34). The sling was a favourite weapon
    of the Benjamites (1 Sam. 17:40; 1 Chr. 12:2. Comp. 1 Sam.
      (2.) Of the defensive armour a chief place is assigned to the
    shield or buckler. There were the great shield or target (the
    _tzinnah_), for the protection of the whole person (Gen. 15:1;
    Ps. 47:9; 1 Sam. 17:7; Prov. 30:5), and the buckler (Heb.
    _mageen_) or small shield (1 Kings 10:17; Ezek. 26:8). In Ps.
    91:4 "buckler" is properly a roundel appropriated to archers or
    slingers. The helmet (Ezek. 27:10; 1 Sam. 17:38), a covering for
    the head; the coat of mail or corselet (1 Sam. 17:5), or
    habergeon (Neh. 4;16), harness or breat-plate (Rev. 9:9), for
    the covering of the back and breast and both upper arms (Isa.
    59:17; Eph. 6:14). The cuirass and corselet, composed of leather
    or quilted cloth, were also for the covering of the body.
    Greaves, for the covering of the legs, were worn in the time of
    David (1 Sam. 17:6). Reference is made by Paul (Eph. 6:14-17) to
    the panoply of a Roman soldier. The shield here is the thureon,
    a door-like oblong shield above all, i.e., covering the whole
    person, not the small round shield. There is no armour for the
    back, but only for the front.