Definition of tanker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tanker

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈtæŋkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæŋkər//
 
The power industry, Types of boats and ships, Types of vehicle
 
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a ship or lorry/truck that carries oil, gas or petrol/gas in large quantities an oil tanker see also supertanker See related entries: The power industry, Types of boats and ships, Types of vehicleExtra examples A damaged tanker has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the sea. The tanker ran aground in heavy seas and is breaking up on the rocks. a tanker carrying thousands of tons of crude oil the worst year for tanker spills for ten years
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