[1] A defensive covering, as of adamant, arachnoweave, kevlar, metal, wood, or leather, worn to protect the body against weapons (see also Body Armour).
[2] A tough, protective covering, such as the chitinous exoskeleton or carapace or bony scales covering certain animals, dermoplasts and armoplasts of certain neogens, or the metallic plates on tanks or warships or shielding or laminated passive or active armour of a fighter or a starship.
[3] The combat arm that deploys armoured vehicles, such as tanks or Mecha, or the individual units and armoured vehicles.
[4] A blue or khaki goo shield.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 07 October 2001.