tanker

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See also: tänker

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tank +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtæŋkə(r)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æŋkə(r)

Noun[edit]

tanker (plural tankers)

An oil tanker
  1. (nautical) A tank ship, a vessel used to transport large quantities of liquid.
  2. (automotive, US) A tank truck.
  3. (automotive, Britain) A fuel tanker, petrol tanker, road tanker.
  4. (aviation, usually military) An aircraft carrying a large supply of jet fuel or avgas for aerial refueling of other aircraft, plus equipment allowing the in-air transfer of fuel.
    Without the KC-46 tankers orbiting in friendly airspace, our fighters would've run out of fuel long before reaching the combat zone.
  5. (aviation, firefighting) An aircraft built or modified to carry water and/or fire retardant for dropping on wildfires.
    While our ground teams cut firebreaks in the brush, the tankers kept the fire in the mountains at bay with frequent drops of water and retardant.
  6. (rail transport) A tank car
  7. (military) Member of a tank crew, or of an armoured unit.
    • 2014, Michael Green, American Tanks & AFVs of World War II, Bloomsbury Publishing (→ISBN), 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, []
  8. (surfing slang) A longboard.
    I swung the tanker around just in time to take off with the lip

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Verb[edit]

tanker (third-person singular simple present tankers, present participle tankering, simple past and past participle tankered)

  1. (transitive) To transport (oil, etc.) in a tanker.
  2. (aviation) To carry more fuel than necessary for a flight, in order to avoid having to refuel at a destination where fuel is more expensive or in short supply.

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tankər/, [ˈtˢɑnɡ̊ɐ̯]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanker c

  1. indefinite plural of tanke

Etymology 2[edit]

From English tanker

Noun[edit]

tanker c (definite singular tankeren, indefinite plural tankere, definite plural tankerne)

  1. a tanker (a ship fitted with tanks for carrying liquid cargoes)
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tanker

  1. present of tanke

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tanker.

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Noun[edit]

tanker m (plural tankers, diminutive tankertje n)

  1. A tanker (type of cargo ship).
    Synonym: tankschip

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanker m (plural tankers)

  1. tanker (vessel)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Tankeren "Flanders Loyalty"

Etymology 1[edit]

From English tanker

Noun[edit]

tanker m (definite singular tankeren, indefinite plural tankere, definite plural tankerne)

  1. (nautical) a tanker
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanker m

  1. indefinite plural of tank
  2. indefinite plural of tanke

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

tanker

  1. present of tanke

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tǎnker/
  • Hyphenation: tan‧ker

Noun[edit]

tànker m (Cyrillic spelling та̀нкер)

  1. tanker (vessel used to transport large quantities of liquid)

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