Definition of tank town in English:

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tank town


North American informal
A small unimportant town (used originally of a town at which trains stopped to take on water).
Example sentences
  • It is Wang who stays in the mind - and I recall the scene where he does a Chinese version of a hip hop number performing in front of a screaming mob in some tank town in China's interior regions.
  • As a teenager she joined her brother on the road, playing in numerous tank towns and dives.
  • He boxed in tank towns all over America, slowly but surely getting in better condition as the rust began to fall off.

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Syllabification: tank town

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