an·​ti-ar·​mor ˌan-tē-ˈär-mər How to pronounce anti-armor (audio)
: designed to be used against armored vehicles
anti-armor weapons

Examples of anti-armor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The report said Israeli forces used light anti-armor missiles to help eliminate and disperse the terrorists. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 25 Oct. 2023 The $200 million package includes additional air defense munitions for Patriot and HIMARS, artillery and tank ammunition, anti-armor weapons and mine-clearing systems. Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2023 Switchblade 600 checks all of LASSO’s boxes, including an electro-optical sensor, multi-effects anti-tank/anti-armor warhead (the warhead is actually derived from the Javelin missile), and basic three-piece setup. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 9 Aug. 2023 Russia’s main defensive line — a phalanx of trenches, tripwires and anti-personnel and anti-armor mines — remains ahead of Ukrainian forces and their objective to drive south and sever Russia’s land bridge to Crimea, a key military supply route. Anastacia Galouchka, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2023 Unlike in the fall, when Kremlin leaders appeared to doubt Ukraine’s ability to punch back, Russian forces have had months to plant mines, dig trenches and position anti-armor and drone units that have slowed Ukraine’s advance. Missy Ryan, Isabelle Khurshudyan and Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post, Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2023 Those two functions — anti-armor and anti-personnel — are the dual purposes referenced in the weapon’s name. John Ismay, New York Times, 7 July 2023 The Pentagon on Monday outlined a new tranche of about $460 million in aid for Ukraine including more ammunition for HIMARS rocket systems, artillery and mortar rounds, additional Javelin anti-armor systems, anti-armor rockets and radar systems. Jan Wolfe, WSJ, 20 Feb. 2023 Other weapons including a trio of anti-armor systems — Javelins, AT4s and Carl Gustaf recoilless rifles — are meant for infantry soldiers to attack vehicles on foot. Samuel Granados, Washington Post, 9 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-armor was in 1922

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“Anti-armor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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