Abrams tank

noun \ ˈā-brəmz- \
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. GordonNew York Times7 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. KirklandThe Gulf War And Mental Health1996

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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


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