a town where trains stop to take on a supply of water.
any small, unimportant, or uninteresting town.
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Origin of tank town
An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
Words nearby tank town
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Example sentences from the Web for tank town
I wake up dead some day doin' short circuit in a Kansas tank-town.Just Around the Corner|Fannie Hurst