Definitions

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

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

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

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  • adjective 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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'

  • 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

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