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

Examples of tank destroyer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recently, Poland issued a requirement for a new tank destroyer vehicle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Destroyer Concept Is a Tank Battalion’s Worst Nightmare," 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, "The Battle of the Bulge: German deception and advanced weapons couldn't turn the tide of the war," 16 Dec. 2019 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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“Tank destroyer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tank%20destroyer. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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