Definition of supertanker in English:

supertanker

Syllabification: su·per·tank·er
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərˌtaNGkər
 
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noun

A very large oil tanker, specifically one whose dead-weight capacity exceeds 75,000 tons.
More example sentences
  • It is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world, where every type of vessel, from vast supertankers to small dhows, go about their business.
  • Severe weather has sunk more than 200 supertankers and container ships exceeding 200 metres in length during the last two decades.
  • Several vessels have grounded on mud banks, and unpiloted vessels are also giving cause for concern, with supertankers and large ships being allowed to go to anchorages without a pilot.

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