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tanker

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtæŋkər/
a ship or truck used to carry large amounts of liquid or gas: an oil tanker Trucks, vans and caravansPassenger, cargo and military shipsBoats and sailing craft
Translations of “tanker”
in Korean 유조선…
in Arabic شاحِنة, ناقِلة نِفْط…
in Portuguese petroleiro, caminhão-tanque…
in Catalan vaixell/camió cisterna…
in Japanese タンカー, 油槽船, タンクローリー…
in Italian nave cisterna, autocisterna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 油船, 槽車…
in Russian танкер…
in Turkish tanker…
in Chinese (Simplified) 油船, 槽车…
in Polish tankowiec, (samochód) cysterna…
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