Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an armored vehicle or tank

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Alternate forms of Panzer

Hypernyms: armored combat vehicle, armoured combat vehicle, army tank, tank

Origin of the word Panzer

  1. 1940, shortened form of Ger. Panzerdivision "armored unit," from Panzer "tank," lit. "armor," from M.H.G. panzier, from O.Fr. panciere "armor for the belly," from pance "belly," from L. pantex (gen. panticis) "belly" (see paunch). more

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