Definition of Body armour
1. Noun. Armor that protects the wearer's whole body.
Terms within: Armet, Basinet, Brassard, Aegis, Breastplate, Egis, Cannon, Casque, Cubitiere, Cuisse, Epauliere, Fauld, Gantlet, Gauntlet, Metal Glove, Gorget, Greave, Jambeau, Helmet, Knee Piece, Nosepiece, Palette, Pallette, Rerebrace, Upper Cannon, Roundel, Skirt Of Tasses, Sabaton, Solleret, Tasse, Tasset, Tuille, Lower Cannon, Vambrace, Gusset, Voider
Generic synonyms: Armor, Armour
Specialized synonyms: Bulletproof Vest, Chain Armor, Chain Armour, Chain Mail, Mail, Ring Armor, Ring Armour, Ring Mail, Corselet, Corslet, Cuirass
Lexicographical Neighbors of Body Armour
Literary usage of Body armour
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The hoplites, vto formed the main army, wore helmet, body armour, greaves ata shield, ... The body armour consisted of breast and back plates ..."
2. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"Let us now examine, as far as we are enabled to do so, what was the Teutonic warrior's defensive equipment. The structure of the Body-armour ..."
3. History of Scotland [1149-1603] by Patrick Fraser Tytler (1841)
"... in its early form, afforded less protection to the whole person than the coat of mail, and was a less costly article of body- armour. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The body armour consisted of a long hauberk, ringed or trellised, with divided skirt, and having the hood and body in one piece. The helmet was deep, ..."
5. The Anglo-Saxon Weapon Names Treated Archæologically and Etymologically by May Lansfield Keller (1906)
"body armour together with the helmet came into use among the Germanic tribes at a later period than the shield and weapons of ..."
6. History of Scotland by Patrick Fraser Tytler (1828)
"... in its early form, afforded less protection to the whole person than the coat of mail, and was evidently a less costly 'article of body-armour. ..."