anti-personnel

anti-personnel
UK / US adjective
anti-personnel weapons are designed to injure or kill people, rather than destroy buildings or weapons

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  • anti-personnel — anti person nel adj [only before noun] an anti personnel weapon is designed to hurt people rather than to damage buildings, vehicles etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anti-personnel — anti person nel adjective anti personnel weapons are designed to injure or kill people, rather than destroy buildings or weapons …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • anti-personnel — adj. (of a bomb, mine, etc.) designed to kill or injure people rather than to damage buildings or equipment. * * * anti personnel /anˈti pûr sə nelˈ/ adjective Intended to destroy military personnel and other persons, but not necessarily… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anti-personnel — adjective Referring to devices (typically weapons) intended to harm people in particular. An anti personnel mine will kill a soldier but is ineffective against a tank. Syn: AP …   Wiktionary

  • anti-personnel — adj. Anti personnel is used with these nouns: ↑mine …   Collocations dictionary

  • anti-personnel —    designed to kill or maim    It could mean no more than opposed to people:     Anti personnel weapon is a sophisticated euphemism for killer weapon . (Pei, 1969) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • anti-personnel — adjective an anti personnel weapon is designed to hurt people rather than damage buildings, vehicles etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • anti-personnel — /ˌænti pɜsəˈnɛl/ (say .antee persuh nel) adjective Military used to kill or injure people rather than used against mechanised vehicles, equipment, defences, etc.: anti personnel bombs …  

  • Anti-personnel mine — [ Valmara 69 bounding type Anti personnel mine.] Anti personnel mines are a form of mines designed for use against humans as opposed to anti tank mines, which are designed for use against vehicles.This type is designed to injure (as opposed to… …   Wikipedia

  • Anti-personnel weapon — An anti personnel weapon is one primarily used to injure or kill people. Because these do not discriminate between soldiers and civilians, there are international political movements to ban these various weapons. The most common use of this term… …   Wikipedia

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