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



BrE BrE//væt//
; NAmE NAmE//væt//
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a large container for holding liquids, especially in industrial processes distilling vats a vat of whisky The grape juice is then transferred to a fermentation vat. Word OriginMiddle English: southern and western dialect variant of obsolete fat ‘container’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vat and German Fass.
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