tanker

[ tang-ker ]
/ ˈtæŋ kər /

noun

a ship, airplane, or truck designed for bulk shipment of liquids or gases.

verb (used with object)

to transport by tanker.

Nearby words

  1. tank wagon,
  2. tanka,
  3. tankage,
  4. tankard,
  5. tanked,
  6. tankful,
  7. tankini,
  8. tankship,
  9. tanna,
  10. tannage

Origin of tanker

First recorded in 1895–1900; tank + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for tankering

tanker

/ (ˈtæŋkə) /

noun

a ship, lorry, or aeroplane designed to carry liquid in bulk, such as oil
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Word Origin and History for tankering

tanker

n.

"ship for carrying oil or other liquid cargo," 1900, from tank (n.).

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