Share this entry

Share this page

tank killer

Line breaks: tank kill¦er

Definition of tank killer in English:

noun

An aircraft, vehicle, or missile that is effective against tanks.
Example sentences
  • Less successful was the Copperhead cannon-launched guided projectile, also intended as a tank killer.
  • Infantry and reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition units of the Stryker brigade combat teams depend on Javelin as their principal tank killer.
  • The RPG was the tank killer in Vietnam and lives on today in terrorist armies in Iraq because of its lethality and portability.

Definition of tank killer in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day verbose
Pronunciation: vəːˈbəʊs
adjective
using more words than are needed…