Tank ship
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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