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 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

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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 25 Jan. 2022.

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