panzer

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

adjective

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

noun

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

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Origin of panzer

1935–40; <German Panzer armor; Middle High German panzier<Old French panciere coat of mail, literally, belly piece. See paunch, -ier2
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British Dictionary definitions for panzer

panzer
/ (ˈpænzə, German ˈpantsər) /

noun

(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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