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antipersonnel

[an-tee-pur-suh-nel, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌpɜr səˈnɛl, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective, Military
1.
used against enemy personnel rather than against mechanized vehicles, matériel, etc.:
antipersonnel bombs.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; anti- + personnel
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Examples 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

antipersonnel

/ˌæntɪˌpɜːsəˈnɛl/
adjective
1.
(of weapons, etc) designed to cause casualties to personnel rather than to destroy equipment or defences AP
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