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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Armour High School
... Armour High School is the only high school in Armour, South Dakota ... It is the only high school in Armour School District 21-1, which also includes an elementary and a middle school ... Armour High School's athletic teams were formerly nicknamed the "Packers" and played in Class B of the South Dakota High School Activities Association ...
Pandur II
... The construction is an all-welded steel hull with optional armour upgrades ... The basic armour package is designed to protect against 7.62mm (0.3 in) to 14.5mm armour piercing rounds (customers may select a choice of armour thickness) ...
Armour, South Dakota - Demographics - 2000 Census
... There were 342 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

Famous quotes containing the word armour:

    Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armour themselves against wonder.
    Leonard Cohen (b. 1934)

    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)

    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)