Definition of oil tanker in English:

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oil tanker

Pronunciation: /ˈoil ˌtaNGkər/


A ship designed to carry oil in bulk.
Example sentences
  • The firm currently operates four vessels - three bulk carriers and an oil tanker - and has a fifth on order at Guangzhou Shipyard International.
  • A Hercules aircraft homed in on the boat's locator beacon and a merchant oil tanker eventually launched a lifeboat and was rowing the man to safety, said Jessup.
  • In July it reported three attempted boardings in less than a week, with pirates firing automatic weapons at two gas tankers and an oil tanker.

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Syllabification: oil tank·er

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