Definition of Plate armour

1. Noun. Specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire.




Definition of Plate armour

1. Noun. Metallic armour made of large pieces or plates. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plate Armour

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plate armour (current term)
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Literary usage of Plate armour

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1. Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages by Edward Lewes Cutts (1872)
"... therefore the armourer adopted the expedient which proved to be the " thin end of the wedge " which gradually brought plate armour into fashion. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The period of mixed mail and plate armour extends from about 1300 to about H10. The introduction of secondary defences of plate for the weaker and more ..."

3. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Evangeline Maria O'Connor (1901)
"Plate, " clothe in plate armour " (Folios, "place"; corrected by Theobald) ; IV. vi. 169. Plight, troth-plight; I. i. 103. Plumed helm; IV. ii. 57. ..."

4. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"the victor of Bosworth, we pass on to the latter. This belongs to the period when plate armour is considered to have attained ..."

5. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"Though, in the second half of the fourteenth century, the chain-mail hauberk was rapidly disappearing under repeated layers of plate-armour, there are yet ..."

6. The Antiquarian (1871)
"in a suil of plate armour, with a sharply pointed basinet, roundels at the arm-pits and elbow joints, moustaches— which went out of fashion about 1420 or ..."

7. The Gentleman's Magazine (1831)
"181, Mr. James says, " It is evident, from the continual mention of the corslet or breast-plate, that it was a piece of plate armour used during the first ..."

8. Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages by Edward Lewes Cutts (1872)
"... therefore the armourer adopted the expedient which proved to be the " thin end of the wedge " which gradually brought plate armour into fashion. ..."

9. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The period of mixed mail and plate armour extends from about 1300 to about H10. The introduction of secondary defences of plate for the weaker and more ..."

10. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Evangeline Maria O'Connor (1901)
"Plate, " clothe in plate armour " (Folios, "place"; corrected by Theobald) ; IV. vi. 169. Plight, troth-plight; I. i. 103. Plumed helm; IV. ii. 57. ..."

11. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"the victor of Bosworth, we pass on to the latter. This belongs to the period when plate armour is considered to have attained ..."

12. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"Though, in the second half of the fourteenth century, the chain-mail hauberk was rapidly disappearing under repeated layers of plate-armour, there are yet ..."

13. The Antiquarian (1871)
"in a suil of plate armour, with a sharply pointed basinet, roundels at the arm-pits and elbow joints, moustaches— which went out of fashion about 1420 or ..."

14. The Gentleman's Magazine (1831)
"181, Mr. James says, " It is evident, from the continual mention of the corslet or breast-plate, that it was a piece of plate armour used during the first ..."

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