tank destroyer


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

Examples of tank destroyer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Army adopted the M2 as the anti-aircraft gun of tanks, halftracks, trucks, tank destroyers, and other vehicles. Popular Mechanics, 31 Aug. 2023 The first was the M10 Wolverine, a World War II tank destroyer. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 21 June 2023 This German tank, knowing that I possibly would be supported by a tank destroyer, started to pull away. Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 16 Oct. 2014 Audie Murphy is credited with single-handedly fighting off dozens of Germans during World War II in France by climbing aboard a burning tank destroyer while wounded and using its machine gun. al, 18 Mar. 2022 Edward trained with a tank destroyer unit at Fort Hood, Texas, and went to Europe in October 1944. Steve Bowersox, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 28 May 2021 Recently, Poland issued a requirement for a new tank destroyer vehicle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 5 Sep. 2019 By contrast, the Germans were very prepared and had amassed more than 400,000 men, and just over 1,400 armored vehicles including tanks, tank destroyers and assault guns. Fox News, 16 Dec. 2019 The Germans could build many more tanks and cheaper tank destroyers for the cost of one Tiger. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 20 Dec. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tank destroyer was in 1941

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“Tank destroyer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tank%20destroyer. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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