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holding tank


noun

a tank for the temporary storage of a substance.
Also called holding pen. tank(def 4).

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Nearby words

holding company, holding furnace, holding operation, holding paddock, holding pattern, holding tank, holdout, holdover, holdup, holdup man, hole

Origin of holding tank

First recorded in 1970–75
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