Definition of tank killer in English:

tank killer


  • An aircraft, vehicle, or missile that is effective against tanks.

    • ‘Infantry and reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition units of the Stryker brigade combat teams depend on Javelin as their principal tank killer.’
    • ‘The Hellfire-C laser-guided missile struck a stationary tank, marketing the Predator's evolution from a non-lethal reconnaissance asset to an armed, highly accurate tank killer.’
    • ‘Less successful was the Copperhead cannon-launched guided projectile, also intended as a tank killer.’
    • ‘During Operation Desert Storm, Hellfire earned the reputation of being one of the military's most formidable tank killers.’
    • ‘The RPG was the tank killer in Vietnam and lives on today in terrorist armies in Iraq because of its lethality and portability.’