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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very large ship, usually between 100,000 and 400,000 displacement tons, used for transporting oil and other liquids in large quantities.

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  • n. An extremely large tanker ship.

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  • n. the largest class of oil tankers

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Examples

  • The term supertanker originally applied to the class of tankers too large to transit international canals while carrying cargo, and currently defined by two ship classes: Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) between ~200,000 and ~300,000 deadweight tons (dwt) and Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCCs) greater than ~300,000 dwt.

    Supertanker

  • At the end of “The A-Team,” a huge supertanker is exploded and an aerial view makes the 100 or so enormous box cars strewn all over the port look like little Lego toys.

    On-Camera Review: The A-Team » Scene-Stealers

  • John Travolta talks about his son oil for a record ransom and witnesses said four pirates were killed in Greek supertanker and its crew of 28 on Monday after a rival pirate group attacked the pirates onboard in an ... naval coalition in the gulf.

    WN.com - Business News

  • The MV Rim was seized ... ship MV Filitsa on Monday after a ransom was delivered and the crew are safe, a regional oil on Monday, a day after the biggest ransom yet paid to them was dropped oil for a record ransom and witnesses said four pirates were killed in Greek supertanker and its crew of 28 on Monday after a rival pirate group attacked the pirates onboard in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the ransom, the tanker and its 28-member crew on Monday after receiving what they said was a $5.5 million oil supertanker and the 28 hostages aboard into a massive fireball oil supertanker and the 28 hostages aboard ... pirates have abandoned an Indian-flagged dhow they had held for more than two weeks.

    WN.com - Articles related to Somali Pirates Hijack North Korea's Cargo Ship

  • The ships ever hijacked, after a plane dropped a record ransom on the pirates had a shootout just before a $5.5 million ransom was delivered to free a supertanker loaded with combustible oil for a record ransom and witnesses said four pirates were killed in Greek supertanker and its crew of 28 on Monday after a rival pirate group attacked the pirates onboard in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the ransom, the pirates have abandoned an Indian-flagged dhow they had held for more than two weeks.

    WN.com - Articles related to Somali Pirates Hijack North Korea's Cargo Ship

  • The MV Rim was seized ... ship MV Filitsa on Monday after a ransom was delivered and the crew are safe, a regional oil on Monday, a day after the biggest ransom yet paid to them was dropped oil for a record ransom and witnesses said four pirates were killed in Greek supertanker and its crew of 28 on Monday after a rival pirate group attacked the pirates onboard in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the ransom, the tanker and its 28-member crew on Monday after receiving what they said was a $5.5 million oil supertanker and the 28 hostages aboard into a massive fireball

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Her support group, called "Friends of Amanda," started up to counter what founders called the "supertanker of negative information" making its way out of Italy and proliferating on the internet.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The supertanker, which is 10 stories high and the length of 3 1/2 football fields, is designed to collect up to 500,000 barrels of oily water a day through 12 vents on both side of its bow.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • The supertanker is the size of three aircraft carriers and will likely anchor in the Somali port of Eyl on the Gulf of Aden.

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  • The supertanker is the largest ship to fall victim to pirates, the US Navy said.

    Daily Express :: Feed

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