- 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
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Examples from the Web for gas tank
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
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