Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Designed for combat or defense against armored vehicles, especially tanks.

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  • adj. Referring to weapons or tactics for attacking tanks or other armored vehicles.

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  • adj. designed for defense against armored vehicles

Etymologies

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anti- + tank

Examples

  • Dismounted infantry squads and engineers lead in maneuver against constructed antitank defenses (such as antitank ditches and abatises), across defended water obstacles, through heavy woods, within built-up areas, and in mountainous terrain.

    FM 71-1 Chapter 3 Offensive Operations

  • Also, to fight what the Pentagon is calling "complex, hybrid wars" in which adversaries combine guerrilla tactics with conventional weapons such as antitank guided missiles.

    The Moderate Voice

  • Over the past decade, the U.S. military has built a large fleet of remotely piloted aircraft, including armed Predators that can fire antitank missiles and Global Hawks that take detailed pictures from high altitudes.

    U.S. Says Drone, Cargo Plane Collide Over Afghanistan

  • Anti-Gadhafi forces consolidated their westernmost positions in the oil-refinery town of Brega on Thursday with gun emplacements and antitank batteries, a day after repulsing an offensive by pro-Gadhafi forces.

    Fear Stalks the Streets of Gadhafi's Capital

  • Rebel reinforcements set up gun emplacements and antitank batteries.

    Libyan Rebels Fight to Hold Territory

  • In the eastern city of Brega, meantime, rebel reinforcements set up gun emplacements and antitank batteries.

    Obama Says Gadhafi Must Quit, Sends Aircraft for Refugees

  • In early March, Taliban militiamen used dynamite, antiaircraft guns and antitank mines to bring the 1,400-year-old masterpieces crashing to the valley floor.

    The Ruins of 'Monument Valley'

  • An antitank missile fired by Hamas militants hit an Israeli school bus.

    What's News: World-Wide

  • Violence flared anew on the Gaza-Israel border as an antitank missile fired by Palestinian militants hit an Israeli school bus, prompting retaliatory artillery and helicopter strikes by the Israeli military.

    World Watch

  • Tel Avivā€”Violence flared anew on the Gaza-Israel border as an antitank missile fired by Palestinian militants hit an Israeli school bus, prompting retaliatory artillery and helicopter strikes by the Israeli military.

    Israel Strikes Gaza After Antitank Missile Hits Israeli School Bus

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