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antipersonnel

[ an-tee-pur-suh-nel, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˌpɜr səˈnɛl, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective Military.
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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How to use antipersonnel in a sentence

  • 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.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for antipersonnel

antipersonnel
/ (ˌæntɪˌpɜːsəˈnɛl) /

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