Abrams tank

noun \ˈā-brəmz-\
variants: less commonly


Definition of Abrams tank

  1. :  a heavily armored military tank produced in the United States After the Iraqi soldiers came under attack, American forces in Abrams tanks, … rumbled to the scene. — Erica Goode and Michael R. Gordon, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2008 One Abrams was hit twice, but its internal compartmentation and fire suppression systems enabled all of the crew members to survive. — Faris R. Kirkland, The Gulf War And Mental Health, 1996

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Origin and Etymology of abrams tank

after Creighton Abrams †1974 American commander of armored troops and U.S. Army chief of staff

First Known Use: 1976

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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