bobbin tank

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English[edit]

bobbin-equipped Churchill AVRE, a bobbin tank

Etymology[edit]

bobbin +‎ tank, from the bobbin-like appearance of the spool of road surface material attached to the tank.

Noun[edit]

bobbin tank (plural bobbin tanks)

  1. A road-laying armoured tracked fighting vehicle that carries a spool of fabric to be used as a road surface over loose ground that tanks have difficulty crossing.