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[an-tee-pur-suh-nel, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌpɜr səˈnɛl, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective, Military.
used against enemy personnel rather than against mechanized vehicles, matériel, etc.:
antipersonnel bombs.
Origin of antipersonnel
First recorded in 1935-40; anti- + personnel Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Hilda was in the slam in Madison, and who the hell knew what the antipersonnel stuff the Madison cops used had done to her.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • It was their antipersonnel sound-cannon, which meant that Lester was around here somewhere.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for antipersonnel


(of weapons, etc) designed to cause casualties to personnel rather than to destroy equipment or defences AP
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