Pronunciation: (pan'thur), [key]
—n., pl. -thers, (esp. collectively) -ther,
1. the cougar or puma, Felis concolor.
2. the leopard, Panthera pardus.
3. any leopard in the black color phase.
4. Informal.a very fierce person.
5. (cap.) Mil.a 43-ton (39 m ton) German tank of World War II with a 75mm gun as its main armament.
fierce; strong and violent.
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