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tank trap

n
(Military) any obstacle, such as a number of concrete stumps set in the ground, designed to stop a military tank
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He has got blistering pace, reads the game like a clairvoyant, tackles like a tank trap, heads the ball with ferocious power and accuracy, and scores magnificent goals.
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The chapter on the 1939 campaign is lackluster, and her account of the Battle of Mokra wrongly claims that the Polish cavalry charged the Germans when in fact the outnumbered Poles successfully drew the Fourth Panzer Division into a tank trap (63).
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The extensive tank trap and the vehicles parked behind the bluff are obvious, and would likely be seen by any tactical UAV equipped with a video camera.
For now, the crews plant wooden stakes or dig four-foot-deep "tank trap" trenches.
Two deep water bars placed back-to-back (also known as a tank trap) at the foot of a trail will discourage all but the most foolhardy four-wheel trespassers.
He covered a football pitch tirelessly, tackled like a tank trap, scored 20 goals a season and could pass and dribble.