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 for ARMOUR
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Armor \Ar"mor\, n. [OE. armure, fr. F. armure, OF. armeure, fr.
     L. armatura. See Armature.] [Spelt also armour.]
     1. Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn
        to protect one's person in battle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In English statues, armor is used for the whole
           apparatus of war, including offensive as well as
           defensive arms. The statues of armor directed what arms
           every man should provide.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Steel or iron covering, whether of ships or forts,
        protecting them from the fire of artillery.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Coat armor, the escutcheon of a person or family, with its
        several charges and other furniture, as mantling, crest,
        supporters, motto, etc.
  
     Submarine, a water-tight dress or covering for a diver. See
        under Submarine.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  armour
      n 1: a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
           [syn: armor, armour]
      2: protective covering made of metal and used in combat [syn:
         armor, armour]
      3: tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or
         plant [syn: armor, armour]
      v 1: equip with armor [syn: armor, armour]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Armour
     is employed in the English Bible to denote military equipment,
     both offensive and defensive.
     
       (1.) The offensive weapons were different at different periods
     of history. The "rod of iron" (Ps. 2:9) is supposed to mean a
     mace or crowbar, an instrument of great power when used by a
     strong arm. The "maul" (Prov. 25:18; cognate Hebrew word
     rendered "battle-axe" in Jer. 51:20, and "slaughter weapon" in
     Ezek. 9:2) was a war-hammer or martel. The "sword" is the usual
     translation of _hereb_, which properly means "poniard." The real
     sword, as well as the dirk-sword (which was always
     double-edged), was also used (1 Sam. 17:39; 2 Sam. 20:8; 1 Kings
     20:11). The spear was another offensive weapon (Josh. 8:18; 1
     Sam. 17:7). The javelin was used by light troops (Num. 25:7, 8;
     1 Sam. 13:22). Saul threw a javelin at David (1 Sam. 19:9, 10),
     and so virtually absolved him from his allegiance. The bow was,
     however, the chief weapon of offence. The arrows were carried in
     a quiver, the bow being always unbent till the moment of action
     (Gen. 27:3; 48:22; Ps. 18:34). The sling was a favourite weapon
     of the Benjamites (1 Sam. 17:40; 1 Chr. 12:2. Comp. 1 Sam.
     25:29).
     
       (2.) Of the defensive armour a chief place is assigned to the
     shield or buckler. There were the great shield or target (the
     _tzinnah_), for the protection of the whole person (Gen. 15:1;
     Ps. 47:9; 1 Sam. 17:7; Prov. 30:5), and the buckler (Heb.
     _mageen_) or small shield (1 Kings 10:17; Ezek. 26:8). In Ps.
     91:4 "buckler" is properly a roundel appropriated to archers or
     slingers. The helmet (Ezek. 27:10; 1 Sam. 17:38), a covering for
     the head; the coat of mail or corselet (1 Sam. 17:5), or
     habergeon (Neh. 4;16), harness or breat-plate (Rev. 9:9), for
     the covering of the back and breast and both upper arms (Isa.
     59:17; Eph. 6:14). The cuirass and corselet, composed of leather
     or quilted cloth, were also for the covering of the body.
     Greaves, for the covering of the legs, were worn in the time of
     David (1 Sam. 17:6). Reference is made by Paul (Eph. 6:14-17) to
     the panoply of a Roman soldier. The shield here is the thureon,
     a door-like oblong shield above all, i.e., covering the whole
     person, not the small round shield. There is no armour for the
     back, but only for the front.
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Armour, SD -- U.S. city in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    782
     Housing Units (2000): 377
     Land area (2000):     0.943380 sq. miles (2.443343 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.008652 sq. miles (0.022408 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.952032 sq. miles (2.465751 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            02260
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             43.319410 N, 98.347342 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     57313
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Armour, SD
      Armour
  

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