armorplast n.

a strong protective material likened to plastic (as being light, flexible, or transparent)

Typically portrayed as being transparent, although in the Star Wars universe it is described as a ceramic substance.

  • 1964 K. Laumer Thunderhead in Galaxy Science Fiction Apr. 41/2 page image Keith Laumer bibliography

    By putting his face flat against the armorplast panel he was able to see the ship, now a flaring fireball dropping in along a wide approach curve.

  • 1965 K. Laumer Retief, God-Speaker in Worlds of If Jan. 107 page image Keith Laumer bibliography

    The skin is an inch thick and tougher than armorplast.

  • 1974 W. Ackerman tr. K. H. Scheer Perry Rhodan #52: Fortress Atlantis iv. 44 K. H. Scheer bibliography

    I slowly walked to the transparent energy-wall which Amonar had installed in place of the usual armorplast windows.

  • 1993 D. Weber On Basilisk Station xxviii. 347 page image David Weber bibliography

    Kilgore’s ears rang as a rifle bullet spanged off his armorplast helmet.

  • 1999 ‘S. White’ Emperor of Dawn 223 Steve White bibliography

    The armorplast was so strong that it didn’t really compromise the ship’s structural integrity in any measurable way.

  • 2005 M. Stover Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 91 Matthew Stover bibliography

    The hand he extended…wore a jointed gauntlet of armorplast. [Ibid. 92] He is built to dominate. The ceramic armorplast plates protecting limbs and torso and face can stop a burst from a starfighter’s laser cannon.

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antedating 1964

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