adjective Date: 1939 designed for use against military personnel <
an antipersonnel mine

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  • antipersonnel — [ ɑ̃tipɛrsɔnɛl ] adj. inv. • v. 1950; de 1. anti et personnel n. m. ♦ Milit. Se dit des armes et engins employés contre les hommes, et non contre le matériel. Mines antipersonnel et mines antichars. ● antipersonnel adjectif invariable Se dit des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • antipersonnel — [an΄tī pʉr΄sə nel′; an΄tēpʉr΄sə nel′, an΄tipʉr΄sə nel′] adj. directed against, or intended to destroy, people rather than material objects [antipersonnel mines] …   English World dictionary

  • Antipersonnel — Mine terrestre Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mine. Une mine terrestre est une charge explosive qui se déclenche sous l action involontaire de l ennemi au passage de personnes (mine antipersonnel) ou de véhicules (mine antichar ou… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • antipersonnel — /an tee perr seuh nel , an tuy /, adj. Mil. used against enemy personnel rather than against mechanized vehicles, matériel, etc.: antipersonnel bombs. [1935 40; ANTI + PERSONNEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • Antipersonnel Obstacle Breaching System — The Anti personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS) is an explosive line charge system that allows safe breaching through complex antipersonnel obstacles. The Anti Personnel Obstacle Breaching System was developed for the United States Marine… …   Wikipedia

  • antipersonnel — adjective Designed to kill soldiers. Syn: AP …   Wiktionary

  • antipersonnel — adj. weaponry designed for use against military personnel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antipersonnel — an·ti·per·son·nel …   English syllables

  • antipersonnel — an•ti•per•son•nel [[t]ˌæn tiˌpɜr səˈnɛl, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. mil designed to destroy or disable enemy troops rather than vehicles or matériel • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • antipersonnel — adjective designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction • Similar to: ↑offensive …   Useful english dictionary

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