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Definition of Armored personnel carrier

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armored vehicle for conveying soldiers
Armored personnel carrier Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A lightly armored, highly mobile, full-tracked vehicle, amphibious and air-droppable, used primarily for transporting personnel and their individual equipment during tactical operations. Production modifications or application of special kits permit use as a mortar carrier, command post, flame thrower, antiaircraft artillery chassis, or limited recovery vehicle. Also called APC.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Armored personnel carrier Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An armoured personnel carrier (APC) is a type of armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) designed to transport infantry to the battlefield. APCs are colloquially referred to as 'battle taxis' or 'battle buses', among other things. Armoured personnel carriers are distinguished from infantry fighting vehicles by the weaponry they carry.

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Armored personnel carrier Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. (military) an armored vehicle (usually equipped with treads) that is used to transport infantry
(synonym) armoured personnel carrier, APC
(hypernym) armored vehicle, armoured vehicle
(classification) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine