tank destroyer

noun

Definition of tank destroyer

: a highly mobile lightly armored vehicle usually on a half-track or a tank chassis and mounting a cannon

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The Germans could build many more tanks and cheaper tank destroyers for the cost of one Tiger. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Was the Famous German Tiger Tank Really That Great?," 20 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of tank destroyer

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tank destroyer was in 1941

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