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Definition of the Royal Armoured Corps from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Royal Armoured Corps

 
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(abbreviation the RAC)
 
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a division of the British Army formed in 1939 to combine all the units using armoured vehicles (= tanks or other heavily protected and armed vehicles). It also included all the old cavalry regiments (= soldiers who fought on horses) except the Household Cavalry.