Definitions for "Armature"
Internal structural support for a piece, usually sculpture. The armature could consist of wire, aluminum foil, stiff paper, or anything else that can be baked at the same temperatures as the clay. An armature can add strength to a piece and it can also save on baking time since a solid clay object will need to be baked longer than one with a foil core. Back Fill To fill a carved or indented pattern in baked clay with unbaked clay. Usually any excess is sanded down after baking again.
An armature is the skeleton made from metals or wood that supports the material from which the dolls body is made.
A framework for supporting the clay or other plastic material in modeling. Armatures are often made of metal or wood. Lead pipes are commonly used in armatures for clay models. Metal framework or reinforcement in plaster molds and models may also be loosely referred to as armatures.
Keywords:  dynamo, motor, coil, magnet, movable
Armor; whatever is worn or used for the protection and defense of the body, esp. the protective outfit of some animals and plants.
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.
That moving part of a dynamo or electric generator in which a current is induced by a moving through a magnetic field, or, in an electric motor, the part through which the applied current moves, thereby generating torque. The armature usually consists of a series of coils or groups of insulated conductors surrounding a core of iron.
Keywords:  deco, nouveau, art
Art Deco Art Nouveau
The skeletal insides of large-scale or stop-motion puppets.
Iron bars or framing employed for the consolidation of a building, as in sustaining slender columns, holding up canopies, etc.
An arm used in a hard drive to read and write data to a spinning platter. The armature holds the read/write head just off the platter surface and is held in place by a cushion of air that is generated by the spinning motion of the platter.