tank top


Definition of tank top

: a sleeveless collarless shirt with usually wide shoulder straps and no front opening

Examples of tank top in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suspect, seen wearing a white tank top and black pants with red stripes down the side, is wanted for criminal mischief, police said. Fox News, "NYPD searching for man seen throwing glass bottle at cop car after police respond to shots fired reports," 29 June 2020 Video posted online Saturday shows man in shorts and a tank top aiming a gun in the direction of tents set up in the park and opening fire. Josh Wood, Washington Post, "1 dead after man shoots into crowd at Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville," 28 June 2020 Down the sidewalk, a white woman in a tank top and cutoff jeans used a fire extinguisher to smash the window of a barbershop. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis," 15 June 2020 Taylor then lifts up her tank top to reveal her pregnant belly. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Teyana Taylor And Iman Shumpert Unveil Baby Number 2 In The "Wake Up Love" Music Video," 12 June 2020 He was last seen wearing a black tank top with black jeans. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "Inmate escapes from north Alabama work-release center," 2 June 2020 Police said one of the suspects was wearing a dark-colored tank top and shorts; the other was wearing a white T-shirt and light-colored shorts, according to the New York Post. Fox News, "NYPD seeks pair who vandalized St. Patrick’s Cathedral amid George Floyd protests," 2 June 2020 The premise gets stretched thinner still when, from under the stained pants and tattered tank tops that present Survivor as a sober study of communal abjection, mic packs peek out. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "The Paranoid Style in American Entertainment," 14 May 2020 Near Jim Morrison’s old house, on the wide wooden porch of the 100-year-old Canyon Country Store, Pugh sits in the sun wearing black satin wide-legged trousers, espadrille wedges, and a black tank top, her hair tied up with an old silk scarf. Gaby Wood, Vogue, "From Little Women to Marvel Superhero, Florence Pugh Is a New Kind of Breakout Star," 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of tank top

1950, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jul 2020

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“Tank top.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tank%20top. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tank top

US : a shirt that has no sleeves or collar and usually has wide shoulder straps

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