from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A reservoir or vessel in which the water to be supplied or fed to a steam-boiler is contained. The water may be hot or cold: when hot the tank is usually closed to prevent loss by evaporation.
- n. A reservoir or vessel designed to hold liquid fuel, such as kerosene or gasolene, which is to be fed to a burner.
- n. A reservoir or tank containing reagents, or raw materials, which are to be fed to a vessel in which some chemical or manufacturing process is conducted.
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