oil tanker



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

Nearby words

  1. oil sand,
  2. oil sands,
  3. oil shale,
  4. oil slick,
  5. oil spill,
  6. oil varnish,
  7. oil well,
  8. oil-cooled,
  9. oil-harden,
  10. oil-immersion objective

Origin of oil tanker

First recorded in 1915–20

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

Examples from the Web for oil tanker

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

    Wide Courses|James Brendan Connolly
  • Usually it is only the drunks who come over the side of an oil-tanker singing, but this was no drunk.

    Wide Courses|James Brendan Connolly