tank top

tank top (plural tank tops)

  1. An item of casual clothing: a top with no sleeves.
    • 2004, The New Yorker, 30 August 2004, p.38
      The service makes available, during limited weekend hours, a handful of the company's items – cargo shorts, tank tops, and the like – to the Hamptons house guest who discovers that he can't make it to Monday without purchasing one of those weird madras patchwork blazers.
  2. The top of a ship's bilge tank, usually the lowest horizontal surface on board.

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