Definition of armored personnel carrier in English:

armored personnel carrier


  • An armored military vehicle used to transport troops.

    ‘Roving tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, artillery pieces, and mortars are key to enhancing the aggressiveness of defense.’
    • ‘Infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, and tanks can be used to evacuate them.’
    • ‘Battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers and other assorted military vehicles headed north and the lights of Iraq could be seen in the distance.’
    • ‘Realizing the vulnerability of more than 100 fellow soldiers, SFC Smith quickly organized a hasty defense consisting of two platoons of soldiers, one Bradley fighting vehicle and three armored personnel carriers.’
    • ‘They complain that they have received almost no spare parts to repair damaged tanks and armored personnel carriers - what the military calls Class IX supplies - since they left Kuwait on March 22.’
    • ‘Military armored personnel carriers and trucks prowled the city and its vicinity as officials appealed to residents to remain indoors and keep their homes locked.’
    • ‘Transportation elements consisted of trucks, jeeps, and armored personnel carriers.’
    • ‘James' family has long been fighting for justice. They point out it took 11 weeks for the guns held by the troops in the armoured personnel carrier to be handed over for inspection.’
    • ‘Hundreds of troops, many in armored personnel carriers, set up roadblocks at entrances to central Beirut, turning back flag-waving teenagers, reducing traffic to a trickle, and making the city appear as if it were under siege.’
    • ‘It remains a very useful weapon since it can be mounted in high-mobility, multipurpose wheeled vehicles and M113-series armored personnel carriers.’
    • ‘Army trucks, armoured personnel carriers and jeeps mounted with anti-aircraft guns were left, some burning and others smoking on the main road leading to the Dora power station and nearby side-streets.’
    • ‘They say combat engineers need a faster, more powerful fleet of tactical construction equipment, dedicated haul vehicles and armored personnel carriers.’
    • ‘We have the best tanks in the world and the best armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces.’
    • ‘After the explosion other soldiers arrived in Bradley fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers.’
    • ‘If no landing craft are carried then the additional space in the docking bay allows a total of 53 tanks or 80 armoured personnel carriers to be transported.’
    • ‘A landing craft disembarks armoured personnel carriers from 3/4 Cavalry Regiment, Townsville, as part of the Blue Force amphibious assault on the Shoalwater Bay training area.’
    • ‘The evacuation is conducted in daylight, using armored personnel carriers that bring daily supplies to the front.’


armored personnel carrier

/ˈärmərd ˌpərs(ə)nˌel ˈkerēər/ /ˈɑrmərd ˌpərs(ə)nˌɛl ˈkɛriər/