1. [ noun ] (military,transportation) an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
Synonyms: armored_combat_vehicle armoured_combat_vehicle army_tank
Related terms: military_vehicle armored_vehicle tracked_vehicle panzer cannon caterpillar_tread gun_enclosure military
2. [ noun ] a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
Synonyms: storage_tank
Related terms: vessel reservoir water_heater gas_tank cistern septic_tank gas_holder aquarium
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19933
4. [ noun ] as much as a tank will hold
Synonyms: tankful
Related terms: containerful
5. [ noun ] (transportation) a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk
Synonyms: tank_car
Related terms: freight_car
6. [ verb ] store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it
Related terms: store
7. [ verb ] treat in a tank

"tank animal refuse"

Related terms: process
8. [ noun ] a cell for violent prisoners
Synonyms: cooler
Related terms: cell
Similar spelling:   tanka