Definition of Body armour

1. Noun. Armor that protects the wearer's whole body.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Body Armour

body
body-build
body-centreed cubic
body-check
body-con
body-hugging
body-part
body-parts
body-slam
body-surf
body-surfing
body-weight ratio
body English
body and soul
body armor
body armour (current term)
body bag
body bags
body burden
body catch
body catches
body cavity
body check
body checking
body checks
body clock
body coat
body con

Literary usage of Body armour

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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 Arch├Žologically 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. ..."

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