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  • tank — I. noun Etymology: Portuguese tanque, alteration of estanque, from estancar to stanch, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *stanticare more at stanch Date: 1609 1. dialect pond, pool; especially one built as a water supply 2. a usually large receptacle for …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • The World of Kong — The World of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island is a 2005 encyclopedic book, made for the release of Peter Jackson s King Kong. The book tells all about King Kong s fictional world. It talks about everything on Skull Island, from the… …   Wikipedia

  • half-track — half tracked, adj. /haf trak , hahf /, n. 1. a caterpillar tread that runs over and under the rear or driving wheels of a vehicle but is not connected with the forward wheels: used esp. on military vehicles. 2. a motor vehicle with rear driving… …   Universalium

  • panopticon — /pan op ti kon /, n. a building, as a prison, hospital, library, or the like, so arranged that all parts of the interior are visible from a single point. [1760 70; PAN + Gk optikón sight, seeing (neut. of optikós; see OPTIC)] * * * ▪ penal… …   Universalium

  • police — /peuh lees /, n., v., policed, policing. n. 1. Also called police force. an organized civil force for maintaining order, preventing and detecting crime, and enforcing the laws. 2. (used with a pl. v.) members of such a force: Several police are… …   Universalium

  • tank — tankless, adj. tanklike, adj. /tangk/, n. 1. a large receptacle, container, or structure for holding a liquid or gas: tanks for storing oil. 2. a natural or artificial pool, pond, or lake. 3. Mil. an armored, self propelled combat vehicle, armed… …   Universalium

  • rocket launcher — n. any of various devices that launch rockets; specif., a) a rocket launching device on a truck or tanklike vehicle, or the vehicle itself b) a rocket launching device on a ship, airplane, etc. c) a portable rocket launching weapon, as a bazooka …   English World dictionary

  • water back — noun water heater consisting of a tank or pipes set at the back of a fireplace or in the firebox of a stove • Hypernyms: ↑water heater, ↑hot water heater, ↑hot water tank • Part Holonyms: ↑fireplace, ↑hearth, ↑open fireplace, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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