Meaning of ARMATURE in English


[ 'α:mətʃə , -tj(ʊ)ə ]

■ noun

1》 the rotating coil or coils of a dynamo or electric motor.

↘any moving part of an electrical machine in which a voltage is induced by a magnetic field.

↘a piece of iron acting as a keeper for a magnet.

2》 a framework on which a clay sculpture is moulded.

3》 Biology the protective covering of an animal or plant.

4》 archaic armour.


ME: from Fr., from L. armatura 'armour', from armare (see arm 2 ).

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