antitank


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an·ti·tank

 (ăn′tē-tăngk′, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Designed for combat or defense against armored vehicles, especially tanks.

antitank

(ˌæntɪˈtæŋk)
adj
(Military) designed to immobilize or destroy armoured vehicles: antitank weapons. Abbreviation: ATK
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.antitank - designed for defense against armored vehiclesantitank - designed for defense against armored vehicles
defensive - intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"
Translations

antitank

[ˌæntiˈtæŋk] adjantichar

antitank

[ˌæntɪˈtæŋk] adjanticarro inv
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