armored personnel carrier


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armored personnel carrier

n. Abbr. APC
An armored vehicle, usually equipped with treads, used to transport infantry.

ar′mored personnel′ car`rier


n.
an armored, tracked military vehicle used to transport troops.

armored personnel carrier

A lightly armored, highly mobile, full-tracked vehicle, amphibious and air-droppable, used primarily for transporting personnel and their individual equipment during tactical operations. Production modifications or application of special kits permit use as a mortar carrier, command post, flame thrower, antiaircraft artillery chassis, or limited recovery vehicle. Also called APC.
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Noun1.armored personnel carrier - (military) an armored vehicle (usually equipped with caterpillar treads) that is used to transport infantryarmored personnel carrier - (military) an armored vehicle (usually equipped with caterpillar treads) that is used to transport infantry
armored vehicle, armoured vehicle - a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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