from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A high-speed armored vehicle equipped with antitank guns.
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- n. An armoured fighting vehicle equipped with an antitank gun or missile launcher.
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- n. an armored vehicle equipped with an antitank gun and capable of high speeds
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Before long they would swear by the new tank destroyer and its powerful gun, which possessed great penetrative capability and was extremely accurate.
The tank destroyer was a Panzer IV chassis with a fixed superstructure housing the 8. 8cm gun, the long barrel of which gave it the appearance of a giant, prehistoric elephant.
It was always possible that another tank destroyer or ammunition for the "eighty-eight" might have fallen into Russian hands, which would allow the Russians to use the Falke against its former owners.
The men smoked as Kötter turned the tank destroyer back in the direction of the supply train.
The last few seconds of waiting for the explosion that would signal the success of their mission seemed endless, but then a bright tongue of flame shot up from the location of the tank destroyer Falke.
They jumped onto the tank destroyer after putting their dead comrades and Falke's wounded gunner aboeird.
"Zigzag, full gas!" shouted Ernst. The tank destroyer swerved like a tottering giant, then turned directly toward the T-34, whose cannon once again spit flame as it fired.
Heinrichs involuntarily halted the tank destroyer when he felt it sink deeper.
Unteroffizier Kötter, driver of the platoon leader's tank destroyer Falke, passed comment on the hellish noise of the Russian artillery.
Unteroffizier Kötter steered the tank destroyer after them, its engine roaring.