|panzer (ˈpænzə, German ˈpantsər)|
|1.||(modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of the fast mechanized armoured units employed by the German army in World War II: a panzer attack|
|2.||a vehicle belonging to a panzer unit, esp a tank|
|3.||(plural) armoured troops|
|[C20: from German, from Middle High German, from Old French panciere coat of mail, from Latin pantex|
series of battle tanks fielded by the German army in the 1930s and '40s. The six tanks in the series constituted virtually all of Germany's tank production from 1934 until the end of World War II in 1945. Panzers provided the striking power of Germany's panzer (armoured) divisions throughout the war.
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