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.
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- 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.
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.