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There is a large model oil tanker, on show for the first time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was a lot of concern at the time about oil pollution from tanker accidents. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Twickenham is like a giant oil tanker. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are tankers that carry fuel for the planes and supply vessels that keep the men fed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Most of the ships are tankers so the oil residues can catch fire too. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the narrow strait just one oil tanker sunk would halt shipping for months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The driver of a tanker carrying chemicals managed to avoid the accident. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He recommends attacking the building with hijacked oil tankers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Great ships and tankers steam by. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We rush outside to find a petrol tanker ablaze on a flyover 200 yards away. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We're also seeing new shipping terminals being built to bring in liquefied natural gas by tanker. The Sun (2007)It would be enough to fill up a fleet of 1,400 petrol tankers. The Sun (2006)Car v petrol tanker: petrol tanker wins. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The company said that the tanker was carrying about 275,000 metric tonnes of crude. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The oil will be shipped out via tankers across the Atlantic. The Sun (2012)Like massive oil tankers, changing direction is not easy for these lumbering firms. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His red fuel tanker can carry up to 4,400 gallons of paraffin. The Sun (2012)It's utterly weird seeing oil tankers and container ships thousands of miles inland. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The company has also built infrastructure capable of transporting 500 tankers of petrol a day to garages nationwide. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yesterday nine suspected illegal immigrants were found hiding under a tanker lorry near the Dartford crossing and handed over to immigration enforcement officers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was the sole supplier of tanker aircraft to the US military. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A captain of a large gas tanker can earn more than 100,000. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Worth 105m, it makes specialist valves for bulk liquid tankers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Luckily, the incident was successfully handled, and there were no more tanker accidents during his tour of duty. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People stop on the roadside to gaze at the 80 enormous oil tankers, gas carriers and container vessels that line the coast. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: tanker /ˈtæŋkə/ NOUN
A tanker is a ship or lorry used for transporting large quantities of gas or liquid, especially oil.
...an oil tanker.
- American English: tanker
- Arabic: نَاقِلَةُ بِتْرُول
- Brazilian Portuguese: navio-tanque
- Chinese: 油轮
- Croatian: tanker
- Czech: tanker
- Danish: tankskib
- Dutch: tanker
- European Spanish: buque cisterna
- Finnish: säiliölaiva
- French: citerne
- German: Tanker
- Greek: δεξαμενόπλοιο
- Italian: nave cisterna
- Japanese: タンカー
- Korean: 탱커
- Norwegian: tankbåt
- Polish: tankowiec
- European Portuguese: navio-tanque
- Romanian: petrolier
- Russian: танкер
- Spanish: buque cisterna
- Swedish: tankbil
- Thai: เรือหรือรถที่บรรทุกน้ำมันหรือของเหลวอื่นๆ
- Turkish: tanker
- Ukrainian: танкер
- Vietnamese: tàu chở dầu
Definition of tanker from the Collins English Dictionary
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