tank town

tank town (plural tank towns)

  1. A small, unimportant, place.
    Nothing ever happens in this little tank town.
    • In 1884 four masked bandits held up a Southern Pacific passenger train as it stopped at the little tank town of Panitano for water.
      2004: Thomas Penfield. Dig Here!: Lost Mines & Buried Treasure of the Southwest‎. Adventures Unlimited Press, page 143.

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