gas tank

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. gas plant,
  2. gas poker,
  3. gas range,
  4. gas ring,
  5. gas station,
  6. gas thermometer,
  7. gas tube,
  8. gas turbine,
  9. gas up,
  10. gas vacuole

Origin of gas tank

First recorded in 1880–85

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gas tank

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