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"Pancerz" vs. "zbroja". What is the difference?

The dictionary gives me two entries for "armour" - "pancerz" and "zbroja" and their derivatives. Is there any difference in the meaning or maybe in the style?

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    "Pancerz" can be used to describe different things:
    - a part of an armour or a shielding in general (for example: of a tank),
    - a hard layer covering (and protecting) an animal (compare with "pancernik" = "armadillo")
    - someone's attitude (if he/she is hiding his/her fillings)
    - perhaps something else...

    "Zbroja" is mainly used to refer to an armour of a knight.

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