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tank a large receptacle used to hold liquid or gas. [5 definitions]
tanka an unrhymed Japanese poem of thirty-one syllables in five lines, having five syllables in the first and third lines and seven in each of the other three lines.
tankage the storing of liquid in a tank, the tank's holding capacity, or the charge for the storage. [2 definitions]
tankard a large drinking mug with one handle and often a hinged cover, used esp. for beer and ale.
tank car a tanklike train car used to transport gases or liquids.
tanked (slang) drunk.
tanker an airplane, ship, or truck designed to transport oil or other liquids in bulk.
tank farming hydroponics.
tank top a sleeveless top for casual wear, similar to an undershirt but having wider straps.
tank town formerly, a town at which trains stopped only to fill their water tanks; small, insignificant town.
tank up (informal) to fill the gas tank of one or more vehicles. [2 definitions]
tanner1 one who tans animal hides.
tanner2 comparative of "tan."
tanner3 (informal) a coin formerly minted in the United Kingdom worth six pence; a sixpence.
tannery a place where animal hides are tanned.
tannic relating to or obtained from tannin or tanbark. [2 definitions]
tannic acid see "tannin."
tannin any of various astringent chemical substances of vegetable origin, such as the bark of certain trees, that are used in tanning and dyeing.
tanning bed an enclosed chamber in which one tans one's skin by lying on a transparent surface bathed in ultraviolet light rays.
tan one's hide (informal) to beat or spank someone severely.
tansy any of several fragrant herbs bearing small round flower heads, esp. a poisonous weed with feathery leaves and bearing small yellow flower heads, often used medicinally or as an herb.