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antipersonnel

[an-tee-pur-suh-nel, an-tahy-]
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adjective Military.
  1. used against enemy personnel rather than against mechanized vehicles, matériel, etc.: antipersonnel bombs.
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Origin of antipersonnel

First recorded in 1935–40; anti- + personnel
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Examples from the Web for antipersonnel

Historical Examples

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

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • Hilda was in the slam in Madison, and who the hell knew what the antipersonnel stuff the Madison cops used had done to her.

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    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for antipersonnel

antipersonnel

adjective
  1. (of weapons, etc) designed to cause casualties to personnel rather than to destroy equipment or defencesAbbreviation: AP
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