[ fish-tank ]
/ ˈfɪʃ ˌtænk /
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a glass-sided tank for keeping, displaying, or observing live fish or other aquatic animals.
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Origin of fish tank
First recorded in 1880-85
Words nearby fish tank
fish slice, fish stick, fish story, fish tackle, fishtail, fish tank, fish warden, fishway, fishwife, fishworm, fishy
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How to use fish tank in a sentence
The Bangkok “fish tank” bordello is glitzy and businesslike.‘Whores’ Glory’: An Interview With Michael Glawogger|Tracy Quan|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One day I came back from a trip to find him sitting with my children in front of the fish tank.Remembering My Friend Dennis|Caroline Graham|May 29, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Con would be the porpoise in a fish tank there, inscrutably busy on his errand and watched for his tumblings.The Celt and Saxon, Complete|George Meredith