- to transport by tanker.
Origin of tanker
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Examples from the Web for tanker
They pump their haul of diluted bitumen into tanker cars in the terminal's loading yard, thick with the smell of petroleum.Pipelines, Not Rail, Ctd.
April 10, 2013
There is a ship out yonder, but its a tanker or a freighter.Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane
The tanker reported a damaged rudder and a destroyer went to her aid.
For the time, at least, the tanker and its priceless cargo were saved.
The tanker at the back of the convoy and to the right was slipping behind.
Meanwhile, Tanker Ike had been anxiously scanning the horizon.Jack Ranger's Gun Club
- a ship, lorry, or aeroplane designed to carry liquid in bulk, such as oil
Word Origin and History for tanker
"ship for carrying oil or other liquid cargo," 1900, from tank (n.).
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