oil tanker


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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of oil tanker1

First recorded in 1915–20
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Example Sentences

The FSO Safer, a 45-year-old oil tanker, is floating aimlessly on the Red Sea that borders the shores of countries like Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Djibouti, and Yemen.

I’ve long had dreams of surfing the massive wakes produced by oil tankers as they run along the coast.

They represent critical nodes that make navigation faster and easier, and allow container and cargo ships and their massive oil tanker sisters to avoid long journeys around inconveniently located continents.

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A giant barge has made its way to the front of the wreckage near an enormous oil tanker that arrived over the weekend.

We found a resting place under the semidarkness of an oil tanker.

Usually it is only the drunks who come over the side of an oil-tanker singing, but this was no drunk.

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

A great oil tanker full of Cocoanut-oil had burst into flame, trapping thirty men in its awful furnace.

The little ships stood out, silhouetted against that great flaming oil tanker.

Engdahl showed up with the oil tanker just about the time we got the wiring complete.