[ tang-kij ]

  1. the capacity of a tank or tanks.

  2. the act or process of storing liquid in a tank.

  1. the fee charged for such storage.

  2. the residue from tanks in which carcasses and other offal have been steamed and the fat has been rendered, used as a fertilizer.

Origin of tankage

First recorded in 1865–70; tank + -age

Words Nearby tankage

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British Dictionary definitions for tankage


/ (ˈtæŋkɪdʒ) /

  1. the capacity or contents of a tank or tanks

  2. the act of storing in a tank or tanks, or a fee charged for such storage

  1. agriculture

    • fertilizer consisting of the dried and ground residues of animal carcasses

    • a protein supplement feed for livestock

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