from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ship, plane, or truck constructed to transport liquids, such as oil, in bulk.
- n. A member of a military tank crew.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vessel used to transport large quantities of liquid.
- n. A tank truck (US) or fuel tanker, petrol tanker, road tanker (UK)
- n. Member of a tank crew, or of an armoured unit.
- n. A longboard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as tank-vessel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk
- n. a soldier who drives a tank
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I wonder if there's ever been a real moment in the history of the world in which the only way you could avoid getting killed by a tumbling, flaming oil tanker is by driving under it?
Crude-oil futures also gained support from a disruption in tanker traffic in the Houston Ship Channel and a port strike in France that delayed deliveries to refineries.
Some 20 tankers have been booked to cross the Atlantic month, prompting a rise in tanker rates.
Today they were told that a chemical likely (ok, CN said "MAY" but ... the tanker is leaking) have gotten into the water that is A KNOWN CARCINOGEN, and can affect you through drinking and/or contact. 6 days later, people!
We could ship in tanker trailers on trains and have them driven to the various points around town.
I received a telegram onboard the tanker from a politician asking me to fly the Canadian flag while the ship was in, quote "Canadian Arctic waters" unquote -- whatever that may mean.
I called the tanker navigator, who gave me a set of coordinates for our present position which I managed to set into my navigation gear; at least the machine would know where we were.
As a matter of policy, we never predict the short term tanker market rates - our policy in this regard also applies to the 4th quarter of 2008.
a tanker is a routine matter: men and material are well acquainted.
The tanker, which is carrying more than 1.3 million gallons of fuel, is inching toward the iced-in community of Nome.