tanker

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noun tank·er \ˈtaŋ-kər\

Definition of tanker

  1. 1a :  a cargo ship fitted with tanks for carrying liquid in bulkb :  a vehicle on which a tank is mounted to carry fluids; also :  a cargo airplane for transporting fuel

  2. 2 :  a member of a military tank crew

1900

First Known Use of tanker

1900



TANKER Defined for English Language Learners

tanker

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noun tank·er \ˈtaŋ-kər\

Definition of tanker for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle (such as a ship, truck, or airplane) that is designed to carry liquids


TANKER Defined for Kids

tanker

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noun tank·er \ˈtaŋ-kər\

Definition of tanker for Students

  1. :  a vehicle or ship with tanks for carrying a liquid oil tankers



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