Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Designed to inflict death or bodily injury rather than material destruction.

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  • adjective military Designed to kill soldiers.

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  • adjective designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction

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Examples

  • Q Well, until you redefine these formerly called antipersonnel mines as something else, those are the only mines that the military uses now that are smart, antipersonnel mines.

    Robert Bell Press Briefing On Land Mines

  • "It is fitting that New Zealand ratify the Convention today alongside Belgium as both governments have impressive track records when it comes to cooperating and leading efforts to prevent civilian harm from weapons such as antipersonnel mines and cluster munitions," said Wareham.

    ScreenTalk

  • As Gideon had learned, some antipersonnel mines explode not when you step on them, but when you step off them.

    Gideon’s war

  • As Gideon had learned, some antipersonnel mines explode not when you step on them, but when you step off them.

    Gideon’s war

  • They have seen evidence that there was a new use of antipersonnel and anti-tank landmines in the area near Ajdabiya, said Ayman Sorour, executive director of the NGO Protection Against Armaments, a member of the landmine coalition.

    Ghadafi Forces Reported Using Landmines

  • It was pointed out to Imdadullah that it is also written in the Koran that to kill one person is as if to kill the whole of humanity, and that the holy book also admonishes warriors not to kill civilians, which he would undoubtedly have done as his explosive vest—heavy with ball bearings and nails—was designed to be a devastating antipersonnel device.

    The Longest War

  • Until China, for example, concludes that it will have to act like a maritime power in a far away place after all, kills the pirates and razes their bases, hauls away their women as concubines and enslaves their children in IPad factories, and sows antipersonnel land mines in their fields – but then offers them a deal on their undersea oil and mineral rights.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » How to Be a Hegemon

  • Français · Cambodge: Réactions des blogueurs au concours "Miss mine antipersonnel"

    Global Voices in English » Cambodia: Miss Landmine Pageant Raises Questions

  • As Gideon had learned, some antipersonnel mines explode not when you step on them, but when you step off them.

    Gideon’s war

  • As Gideon had learned, some antipersonnel mines explode not when you step on them, but when you step off them.

    Gideon’s war

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