Piat

[ pee-at, -aht ]
/ ˈpi æt, -ɑt /

noun

a spring-powered British antitank weapon of World War II, mounted on a tripod and capable of firing a 2½-pound (1-kilogram) bomb up to 350 yards (320 meters).

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Origin of Piat

P(rojector) i(nfantry) a(nti)t(ank)
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