- (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
Examples from the Web for panzer
The main effort in the attack was carried out by the infamous Waffen SS 6th Panzer Army.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
Panzer, a cuirass, is etymologically a pauncher, or defence for the paunch.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
The first edition, according to Panzer and Brunet, of this work, was that of Paris.The Oxford Reformers
On this subject reference should be made to Panzer, Studien zur germ.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
With this, compare Panzer's interpretation of Grendel as the "earthman."
This is obviously a method which is liable to abuse, though I do not say that Panzer has abused it.
- (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 and History for panzer
1940, from of German Panzerdivision "armored unit," from Panzer "tank," literally "armor," from Middle High German panzier, from Old French panciere "armor for the belly," from pance "belly, stomach," from Latin pantex (genitive panticis) "belly" (see paunch).