antitank antitank  /ˌæn ti ˈtæŋk/


  • (adj) designed for defense against armored vehicles


  1. The defending units had no infantry, no antitank guns to stop the tanks.
  2. The well-orchestrated raid by local police, the FBI and other federal agents netted a fearsome arsenal of weapons, ranging from UZI submachine guns to antitank weapons.
  3. Onboard the Karine A were Katyusha rockets, Sagger antitank missiles, Dragunov sniper rifles, advanced mortars and C-4 plastic explosives.



  1. "It's a sign of things to come and an issue of great concern," Regev said. "These rockets are not homemade and are smuggled in, and our concern is not one or two Katyushas, but a whole range of weapons, including antitank and antiaircraft...
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Mark Regev Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "They're hitting here and there with antitank missiles and mortars. Overall, though, they're not confronting the Israeli presence in Gaza," said retired Gen. Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces. "They're...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Source: Washington Post

  3. "It is no secret that not a single Russian-made antitank missile has gotten into Hezbollah's hands," Ivanov said following an informal NATO-Russia Council meeting in Seville on Friday.
    on Feb 9, 2007 By: Sergei Ivanov Source: Interfax Russia

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