Tank

Definition of Tank

Pronunciation: tăņk
n.1.A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight; also, a Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.
1.A large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for liquids.
2.A pond, pool, or small lake, natural or artificial.
We stood in the afterglow on the bank of the tank and saw the ducks come home.
- F. Remington.
The tanks are full and the grass is high.
- Lawson.
3.(Mil.) a heavily armored combat vehicle which moves on caterpillar treads, rather than wheels. It typically carries a cannon and a heavy machine, and sometimes other weapons. It is the main distinguishing weapon of an armored division.
4.a jail cell for temporarily holding prisoners, as in a police station.
Tank engine
a locomotive which carries the water and fuel it requires, thus dispensing with a tender.
Tank iron
plate iron thinner than boiler plate, and thicker than sheet iron or stovepipe iron.
Tank worm
(Zool.) a small nematoid worm found in the water tanks of India, supposed by some to be the young of the Guinea worm.

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