Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tank, cistern, or other receiver for holding water.

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Examples

  • I can see it now, the water-tank, the mainmast, the gang hanging on to him, the hatchet descending on the back of his head, and all under the blazing sunlight.

    THE INEVITABLE WHITE MAN

  • And Tim Hagan, reading the same while they lay in the grass by some water-tank, branded forever the mind of Young Dick with the fact that honor beyond price was a matter of neither place nor caste and might outcrop in the palace on the height of land or in the dwelling over a grocery down on the flat.

    CHAPTER V

  • The fifth sailor, rifle in hand, was standing guard by the water-tank just for'ard of the mainmast.

    THE INEVITABLE WHITE MAN

  • I might be walking down the track to the water-tank to lie in wait for a passing freight-train, when I would chance upon a bunch of "alki-stiffs."

    Chapter 13

  • They looked like a dozen Harry Houdinis, all having failed the same water-tank escape trick.

    THE 5 GREATEST WARRIORS

  • They looked like a dozen Harry Houdinis, all having failed the same water-tank escape trick.

    THE 5 GREATEST WARRIORS

  • They looked like a dozen Harry Houdinis, all having failed the same water-tank escape trick.

    THE 5 GREATEST WARRIORS

  • So he arranged for me to set up my easel in the top floor of a very cool building somewhere in the 20s that had huge arching windows from which I could see [and paint] parts of the water-tank skyline down that way.

    What does bottom up mind have to do with you personally?

  • The story is that my parents have a big old water-tank in their backyard.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • A fatal accident involving a water-tank trick, where Angier?

    The Prestige- Film Review

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