A 19th-century warship having edges armored with material dishes.
A metal-plated ship, vessel, or car
An armor-plated warship.
A naval vessel having the parts above-water covered and safeguarded by metal or steel typically in huge dishes closely joined making sufficiently thick and powerful to resist hefty chance. Modern naval vessels are constructed with steel throughout, which term is only found in historic contexts.
A naval vessel cased or covered completely or partially with dense iron or metallic plates, typically having huge backing of wood, so armored to withstand projectiles and/or attacks of rams or any other armored vessels.
a wooden warship associated with the nineteenth century that is plated with iron or metal armor
Covered or cased with iron dishes, as a vessel for naval warfare; armor-plated.
Figuratively, extremely rigid or strict; built, as a type of terms, to be able to allow no evasion or escape, or permit no flaw becoming detected.
Noting an electric apparatus or device in which the iron the main structure totally or partially surrounds and thereby mechanically shields the electric conductors: as, an iron-clad armature, one obtaining the conductors embedded in slots or holes.