tank: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tangk), [key]
— n.
  1. a large receptacle, container, or structure for holding a liquid or gas: tanks for storing oil.
  2. a natural or artificial pool, pond, or lake.
  3. an armored, self-propelled combat vehicle, armed with cannon and machine guns and moving on a caterpillar tread.
  4. a prison cell or enclosure for more than one occupant, as for prisoners awaiting a hearing.
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  6. to go through the motions of a match but deliberately lose because of an illicit prearrangement or fix; throw a fight.
  1. to put or store in a tank.
    1. to fill the gas tank of an automobile or other motor vehicle.
    2. Slang.to drink a great quantity of alcoholic beverage, esp. to intoxication.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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