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  • n. A fuel tank for gasoline built into equipment, especially vehicles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tank for holding gasoline to supply a vehicle


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  • By the time I was sixteen we were arguing all the time, usually about me failing to abide by what I considered to be an endless series of petty and arbitrary rules-filling up the gas tank whenever I borrowed his car, say, or making sure that I rinsed out the milk carton before I put it in the garbage.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • Using some of the $500 in cash that Arlene had retrieved from the ATM — Kurtz had promised to pay her back by the end of the month — he filled the Buick's gas tank for her.


  • Nineteen years later a briefcase-size chunk of foam ripping from the gas tank would doomColumbia.

    Riding Rockets

  • A robust vanstyle RV is a home away from home that can be readied for the next trip in the time it takes to fill the gas tank and stock the small larder.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • The ascent was intentionally designed so as not to drag the 50,000-pound gas tank into orbit, where it would become a threat to populations below.

    Riding Rockets

  • These would burn liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen from a massive belly-mounted gas tank or External Tank ET.

    Riding Rockets


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