Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of putting or storing in a tank.
  • noun The amount that a tank can hold.
  • noun A fee for tank storage.
  • noun Animal residues that remain after rendering fat in a slaughterhouse, used for fertilizer or feed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The undissolved solids which settle to the bottom of the tank in which animal garbage is boiled with water, the grease being removed by skimming and the tank-water drawn off. (See tank-water.) Tankage is used in the manufacture of mixed fertilizers.
  • noun The act or process of storing oil, etc., in a tank; also, the price charged or paid for storage in a tank; the capacity of a tank or tanks; quantity, as of oil, that may be in a tank or tanks.
  • noun The waste residue deposited in lixiviating-vats or in tanks in which fat is rendered. The latter product, dried, is much used as a fertilizer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of putting or storing in tanks.
  • noun Fees charged for storage in tanks.
  • noun The capacity or contents of a tank or tanks.
  • noun (Agric.) Waste matter from tanks; esp., the dried nitrogenous residue from tanks in which fat has been rendered, used as a fertilizer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun storage in a tank
  • noun the amount that a tank (or tanks) can hold
  • noun the charge for such storage

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

  • noun the act of storing in tanks
  • noun the quantity contained in (or the capacity of) a tank or tanks
  • noun the charge for storing something in tanks

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Examples

  • But then, what we loose on any launch, what with expensive rocket engines and tankage, is just amazing.

    Today's Video - External Tank Falling to Earth in HD - NASA Watch

  • On top of this were the rooms where they dried the "tankage," the mass of brown stringy stuff that was left after the waste portions of the carcasses had had the lard and tallow dried out of them.

    The Jungle

  • On top of this were the rooms where they dried the "tankage," the mass of brown stringy stuff that was left after the waste portions of the carcasses had had the lard and tallow dried out of them.

    The Jungle

  • To this part of the yards came all the "tankage" and the waste products of all sorts; here they dried out the bones, -- and in suffocating cellars where the daylight never came you might see men and women and children bending over whirling machines and sawing bits of bone into all sorts of shapes, breathing their lungs full of the fine dust, and doomed to die, every one of them, within a certain definite time.

    The Jungle

  • To this part of the yards came all the "tankage" and the waste products of all sorts; here they dried out the bones, -- and in suffocating cellars where the daylight never came you might see men and women and children bending over whirling machines and sawing bits of bone into all sorts of shapes, breathing their lungs full of the fine dust, and doomed to die, every one of them, within a certain definite time.

    The Jungle

  • And it neatly avoids using the LSAM for LOI, then delivering emptied tankage to the lunar surface, too.

    A Constellation Alternative you Might Never have Seen - NASA Watch

  • This has resulted in the plan to cluster the RS-68's in three's (total six), necessitating their "envelope" extend beyond the core tankage, and requiring shrouds which add weight and increase drag.

    Shuttle Shutdown Coming - NASA Watch

  • In part, there was so much secondary structure and highly inefficient tankage inherent in their design that it would have been impossible to extrapolate that design to a full scale SSTO/RLV.

    Today's Video: Skylon Mission Animation - NASA Watch

  • Because the Orion had to be so stripped down, the problem caused further issues when it came to the Altair lander which now had to carry propulsion capabilities for purposes other than the critical moon landing phase - which means that dead weight now has to be carried to the surface in the form of excess tankage.

    Orion Slims Down - NASA Watch

  • I.e. the solids plus the tankage and the three SSMEs can hoist 90+ tons to orbit, and that makes the stack a "heavy lifter".

    It's Time To Go, Mike - NASA Watch

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