tanker (plural tankers)

  1. (nautical) A tank ship, a vessel used to transport large quantities of liquid.
  2. (automotive, US) A tank truck.
  3. (automotive, UK) A fuel tanker, petrol tanker, road tanker.
  4. (rail) A tank car
  5. (military) Member of a tank crew, or of an armoured unit.
    • 2014, Michael Green, American Tanks & AFVs of World War II, Bloomsbury Publishing (ISBN 9781782009795), page 70:
      On February 19, 1943, American tankers felt the full wrath of the German Army in North Africa when its tank-led spearhead punched a 2-mile-wide hole through American lines at Faid Pass in Tunisia, […]
  6. (surfing slang) A longboard.
    I swung the tanker around just in time to take off with the lip
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: camion-citerne
  • German: Tanklaster, Tanklastwagen
  • Italian: autocisterna
  • Portuguese: camião-cisterna (Portugal), caminhão-tanque (Brazil)
  • Russian: бензово́з
  • Spanish: camión cisterna
  • French: tankiste
  • German: Panzersoldat
  • Italian: carrista
  • Portuguese: tanqueiro
  • Russian: танки́ст

tanker (tankers, present participle tankering; past and past participle tankered)

  1. (transitive) To transport (oil, etc.) in a tanker.

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