Definition of saddle tank in English:

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saddle tank


A small steam locomotive with a water tank that fits over the top and sides of the boiler like a saddle.
Example sentences
  • The Duke of York took a ride on Eustace Forth, a saddle tank steam locomotive, when he visited the National Railway Museum yesterday.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine and his saddle tank engine, Percy, return to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam railway for a Day out with Thomas.
  • These diesels solved the traction problem quickly and soon the little saddle tank steamers found their way to the scrap lines.

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Syllabification: sad·dle tank

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