Armour

Armour or armor (see spelling differences) is protective covering used to prevent damage from being inflicted to an object, individual or a vehicle through use of direct contact weapons or projectiles, usually during combat, or from damage caused by a potentially dangerous environment or action (e.g., cycling, construction sites, etc.). Personal armour is used to protect soldiers, and war animals such as war horses (the application for the latter called barding). Vehicle armour is used on warships and armoured fighting vehicles.

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Famous quotes containing the word armour:

    How happy is he born and taught
    That serveth not another’s will;
    Whose armour is his honest thought,
    And simple truth his utmost skill!
    Sir Henry Wotton (1568–1639)

    The man whose silent days
    In harmless joys are spent,
    Whom hopes cannot delude,
    Nor sorrow discontent:

    That man needs neither towers
    Nor armour for defence,
    Nor secret vaults to fly
    From thunder’s violence.
    Thomas Campion (1567–1620)

    Saint, do you weep? I hear amid the thunder
    The Fenian horses; armour torn asunder;
    Laughter and cries. The armies clash and shock,
    And now the daylight-darkening ravens flock.
    Cease, cease, O mournful, laughing Fenian horn!
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)