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[an-tee-pur-suh-nel, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌpɜr səˈnɛl, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective, Military
used against enemy personnel rather than against mechanized vehicles, matériel, etc.:
antipersonnel bombs.
Origin of antipersonnel
1935-40; anti- + personnel Unabridged
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Examples from the web for antipersonnel
  • antipersonnel land mine warhead types include blast, directed fragmentation, and bounding fragmentation.
  • Some antipersonnel mines are mostly plastic except for small metal parts.
  • The reactor building will be located in a hollow, surrounded by an antipersonnel fence.
  • antipersonnel weapons are designed to attack people, either individually or in numbers.
British Dictionary definitions for antipersonnel


(of weapons, etc) designed to cause casualties to personnel rather than to destroy equipment or defences AP
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