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gas tank

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noun
  1. a tank containing the gasoline supply in a car, truck, or other gasoline-engine vehicle.
  2. a storage tank for gas or gasoline.

Origin of gas tank

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • For a while there was the danger of a general conflagration and explosion, as the gas-tank was floating in kerosene.

    The Home of the Blizzard

    Douglas Mawson

  • The kid lives with a man named Grimsley, in a shack down by the river, in the gas-tank section.

    Frank of Freedom Hill

    Samuel A. Derieux

  • Cally, lifting a handkerchief to obliterate the adjacent odors of a gas-tank, said: "I haven't the smallest idea."

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison