supertanker
Tank ship Tank ship, Tank vessel Tank vessel . (Naut.) A vessel fitted with tanks for the carrying of oil or other liquid in bulk; -- called also {tanker}. A tank ship of very large capacity is called a {supertanker}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • supertanker — UK US /ˈsuːpəˌtæŋkər/ noun [C] TRANSPORT, NATURAL RESOURCES ► a very large ship for transporting oil: »an oil supertanker …   Financial and business terms

  • supertanker — 1921, from SUPER (Cf. super ) + TANKER (Cf. tanker) …   Etymology dictionary

  • supertanker — supertànker m DEFINICIJA pom. brod, ob. tanker velike zapremnine, može biti i do 500.000 bruto tona ETIMOLOGIJA super + v. tank, tanker …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • supertanker — ► NOUN ▪ a very large oil tanker …   English terms dictionary

  • supertanker — [so͞o′pər taŋ΄kər] n. an extremely large tanker, of about 300,000 tons or more …   English World dictionary

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  • supertanker — [[t]su͟ːpə(r)tæŋkə(r)[/t]] supertankers N COUNT A supertanker is an extremely large ship that is used for transporting oil. An oil slick caused by a spill from a supertanker has hit several beaches …   English dictionary

  • supertanker — UK [ˈsuːpə(r)ˌtæŋkə(r)] / US [ˈsupərˌtæŋkər] noun [countable] Word forms supertanker : singular supertanker plural supertankers a very large ship used for carrying oil or other liquids …   English dictionary

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