Definitions

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  • n. An early, very small, lightly armoured tank, with a crew of one or two, equipped with machine guns.

Etymologies

tank +‎ -ette (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We have lots of new product to show off; for the US, we have the M8 Greyhound armoured car; for the Italians, the L3 / 35 tankette and the more interesting version, the L3 flamethrower; the Germans get the Sdkfz 10 / 4 2 cm Flak; and the Brits receive the Mk1 Bren Carrier and Mk1 Scout Carrier.

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