Definition of armature:
- A piece of soft iron used to connect the two poles of a magnet, or electro- magnet, in order to complete the circuit, or to receive and apply the magnetic force. In the ordinary horseshoe magnet, it serves to prevent the dissipation of the magnetic force.
- Armor; whatever is worn or used for the protection and defense of the body, esp. the protective outfit of some animals and plants.
- Iron bars or framing employed for the consolidation of a building, as in sustaining slender columns, holding up canopies, etc.
- That part of a dynamo or electric generator or of an electric motor in which a current is induced by a relatively moving magnetic field. The armature usually consists of a series of coils or groups of insulated conductors surrounding a core of iron.
- "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
- "The Brass Bowl", Louis Joseph Vance.
The roots penetrate deeply into the soil; the thickened, spiny leaves are so protected by their juices and their spines that they are molested by very few enemies; the flower stalks are also clothed in a similar armature; and the great heads of flowers are surrounded with prickly involucres that generally prevent their being eaten by browsing animals or even by phytophagous insects.- "Butterflies Worth Knowing", Clarence M. Weed.