antitank etymology

English word antitank comes from English anti-, English tank

Detailed word origin of antitank

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anti- English (eng) (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.. Against, hostile to.. Contrasting with the norm.. Counteracting, neutralizing.. Opposite of, reverse.. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.. Related to antiparticles.
tank English (eng) (fandom slang) To resist damage; to be attacked without being hurt.. (video games) To attract the attacks of an enemy target in cooperative team-based combat, so that one's teammates can defeat the enemy in question more efficiently.. To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.. To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy [...]
antitank English (eng) (military) Of weapons or tactics, designed for attacking tanks or other armored vehicles.

Words with the same origin as antitank

Descendants of anti-
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