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1940, from German Panzer, from Middle High German Panzer (armour), from Old French panciere (coat of mail), from Latin pantex (paunch).


panzer (plural panzers)

  1. A tank, especially a German one of World War II.
  2. (attributive, sometimes capitalized) Of or relating to the armoured units employed by the German forces in World War II.
    • Al Williams (1940), Airpower, New York: Coward-McCann.
      A Panzer division is composed of 12,000 to 14,000 men, with 3,150 motorized vehicles of all descriptions, ranging from tanks to antitank guns, antiaircraft batteries, motorized supply units transporting food, . . .