tanker

noun tank·er \ ˈtaŋ-kər \

Definition of tanker

1 a :a cargo ship fitted with tanks for carrying liquid in bulk
b :a vehicle on which a tank is mounted to carry fluids; also :a cargo airplane for transporting fuel
2 :a member of a military tank crew

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First Known Use of tanker

1900



TANKER Defined for English Language Learners

tanker

noun

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

noun tank·er \ ˈtaŋ-kər \

Definition of tanker for Students

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


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