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drop tank

Syllabification: drop tank

Definition of drop tank in English:

noun

An external fuel tank on an aircraft that can be jettisoned when empty.
Example sentences
  • It didn't take me too long to visit the web site of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and see, among the few items exhibited that are not actual airplanes, a drop tank!
  • When I manned up, I noticed the left drop tank was only half full.
  • The other pilots stated that they were still on their first drop tank.

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