Definition of tank engine in English:

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tank engine

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A steam locomotive carrying fuel and water receptacles in its own frame, not in a tender.
Example sentences
  • Thomas the Tank Engine and his saddle tank engine, Percy, return to the Steam railway for a ‘Day out with Thomas’.
  • It has the image of a tank engine - owned by Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - steaming magnificently forward.
  • She said 3- to 7-year-olds come to the park to see the tank engine made famous in the children's book series.

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