tankage

noun

tank·​age ˈtaŋ-kij How to pronounce tankage (audio)
1
a
: the aggregate of tanks required for a purpose
b
: the capacity or contents of a tank
2
: dried animal residues usually freed from the fat and gelatin and used as fertilizer and feedstuff
3
: the act or process of putting or storing in tanks

Examples of tankage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tankage gives it a range of about 320 nautical miles. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 23 Mar. 2023 Occidental, NuStar and other companies have made major investments in additional dock and tankage facilities and are planning additional ones, while several pipelines between the Permian Basin and the port are in the planning stage. Clifford Krauss, New York Times, 5 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of tankage was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Tankage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tankage. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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