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Armor (protective wear)

Scope note

Use generally for that category of costume designed to be worn or carried to protect the body in combat. Armor pieces which are always physical parts of or are affixed to other pieces and cannot function alone are collocated under "<armor components>." For specifically groups of armor pieces designed as a whole to possess particular physical characteristics in order to suit a particular purpose or occasion, use "armors."

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Object name
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Broader Terms used

<protective wear>

Term used for

suits of armor

Equivalent Terms used

armour (protective wear)


12yrs ago

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