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Piat

[ pee-at, -aht ]
/ ˈpi æt, -ɑt /
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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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How to use Piat in a sentence

  • That academic period built at Chartres merely the semi-detached chapel of St. Piat, to which a stair ascends from the ambulatory.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The bracket of the tympanum of the doorway at the top of the staircase once supported a statue of S. Piat.

    The Story of Chartres|Cecil Headlam
  • For the crypt and the Chapel of S. Piat have already been described at length.

    The Story of Chartres|Cecil Headlam
  • In 299 it was the scene of the martyrdom of St. Piat, who founded a church on the site of the cathedral.

    The Spell of Flanders|Edward Neville Vose
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