pan·​zer | \ ˈpan-zər How to pronounce panzer (audio) , ˈpän(t)-sər How to pronounce panzer (audio) \

Definition of panzer

: tank sense 2 specifically : a German tank of World War II

Examples of panzer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, mud can really give tanks a hard time and bog down attacks, as the German panzers learned when invading the USSR in World War II. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Soviet Union's Rocket Tank Was an Explosively Bad Idea," 30 Mar. 2020 Under his agency the ball is no longer a soft rainbow in the sky, it has been weaponized into a bazooka rocket, a panzer-buster, trailing exhaust. Stephen Hunter, National Review, "Baseball Plays at the Plate," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of panzer

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for panzer

German Panzer tank, armor, coat of mail, from Middle High German panzier, from Old French panciere, from pance, panche belly — more at paunch

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“Panzer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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