Abrams tank

\ ˈā-brəmz- How to pronounce Abrams tank (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Abrams

Definition of Abrams tank

: 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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First Known Use of Abrams tank

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abrams tank

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

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“Abrams tank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abrams%20tank. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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