Bradley fighting vehicle

noun

Brad·​ley fighting vehicle ˈbrad-lē- How to pronounce Bradley fighting vehicle (audio)
variants or less commonly Bradley armored vehicle or Bradley vehicle
: an armored personnel carrier produced in the United States
The tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles arriving at the airport at the end of the first run appeared to be in flames because the intense shooting had set fire to the backpacks and other gear that U.S. armored soldiers carry on the outside of their vehicles.Thomas E. Ricks, Fiasco, 2006

Word History

Etymology

after Omar N. Bradley †1981 American general

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bradley fighting vehicle was in 1982

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“Bradley fighting vehicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bradley%20fighting%20vehicle. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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