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oil tanker

noun

Definition of oil tanker

  1. :  a large ship that carries oil



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of numerous unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or can be liquefied easily on warming, are soluble in ether but not in water, and leave a greasy stain on paper or cloth

    :  petroleum

    :  the petroleum industry

  1. :  to smear, rub over, furnish, or lubricate with oil

    :  to take on fuel oil

tankerplay
  1. :  a cargo ship fitted with tanks for carrying liquid in bulk

    :  a vehicle on which a tank is mounted to carry fluids

    :  a cargo airplane for transporting fuel


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