from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ship having large compartments, designed to transport crude oil over the ocean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk


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  • Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen launched an attack on the French oil tanker the Limburg on October 6, 2002, as it steamed off the Yemeni coast.

    The Longest War

  • A huge oil tanker was coming past, filling each window with its rusty bulk, honking its high-powered hooter moodily, like a lonely male whale complaining about its solitude.

    Death of a Hawker


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