What is the difference between cavalry and armor?

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Cavalry is a synonym of armor.


As nouns the difference between cavalry and armor

is that cavalry is (military) the military arm of service that fights while riding horses while armor is (uncountable) a protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.

As a verb armor is

to equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.

cavalry

Noun

(cavalries)
  • (military, uncountable) The military arm of service that fights while riding horses.
  • (military, countable) An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.
  • (military, countable) The branch of the military transported by fast light vehicles, also known as mechanized cavalry.
  • Derived terms

    * heavy cavalry * light cavalry * mechanized cavalry

    References

    * Delamarre, X. & Lambert, P. -Y. (2003). Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise : Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental (2nd ed.). Paris: Errance. ISBN 978 2 87772 369 5, ISBN 2 87772 237 6

    Anagrams

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    armor

    English

    Alternative forms

    * armour

    Noun

    (wikipedia) (qualifier)
  • (uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
  • (uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
  • (uncountable) Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
  • (countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
  • (military, uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
  • (hydrology, uncountable) The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.
  • Synonyms

    * (body armour) body armour, body armor, mail, chain mail, plate, suit of armour, suit of armor * (animal) horn, carapace, chitin * (metal plate) armour plate, armor plate * (military) mechanized, cavalry

    Derived terms

    * * composite armour * armour-plated * armour plating * armoury * spaced armour * stand-off armour * suit of armour * reactive armour * explosive reactive armour

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
  • To provide something with an analogous form of protection.
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