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Definition of "antitank" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antitank" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."