Abrams tank

noun
\ 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Abrams tank

Time Traveler for Abrams tank

Time Traveler

The first known use of Abrams tank was in 1976

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near Abrams tank

Abramis

Abrams tank

Abranchia

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Abrams tank

Cite this Entry

“Abrams tank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abrams%20tank. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!