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gas tank

a tank containing the gasoline supply in a car, truck, or other gasoline-engine vehicle.
a storage tank for gas or gasoline.
Origin of gas tank
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I've rattled off a lot of things before, but never the gas tank.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • But there must have been a bit of dirt in the line leading from the gas tank.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (
  • His gas tank had leaked and he had dropped into the water close by Anita.

    Friend Island Francis Stevens
  • He turned it and the gauge showed that the gas tank was three-quarters full.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Suddenly one of the Huns burst into flames and came toppling down behind his lines, his gas tank ablaze.

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
  • Before anyone saw me, I cupped my hand, and fired the gas tank of the nearest police cruiser.

    The Double Spy Dan T. Moore

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