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oil tanker

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noun
  1. a large ship specifically designed for transporting crude oil in bulk across the oceans.

Origin of oil tanker

First recorded in 1915–20
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  • Usually it is only the drunks who come over the side of an oil-tanker singing, but this was no drunk.

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    James Brendan Connolly

  • If there had been, a fellow couldn't be advertising her to the crew of an oil-tanker at high-noon, could he?

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    James Brendan Connolly