[ pan-zer; German pahn-tsuhr ]
/ ˈpæn zər; German ˈpɑn tsər /


(especially in the German army) armored: a panzer unit.
of or relating to a panzer division: a panzer attack.


a vehicle, especially a tank, forming part of a German panzer division.

Origin of panzer

1935–40; < German Panzer armor; Middle High German panzier < Old French panciere coat of mail, literally, belly piece. See paunch, -ier2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for panzer


/ (ˈpænzə, German ˈpantsər) /


(modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of the fast mechanized armoured units employed by the German army in World War IIa panzer attack
a vehicle belonging to a panzer unit, esp a tank
(plural) armoured troops

Word Origin for panzer

C20: from German, from Middle High German, from Old French panciere coat of mail, from Latin pantex paunch
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