Definition of tank engine in English:

tank engine

Line breaks: tank en¦gine

noun

  • A steam locomotive carrying fuel and water receptacles in its own frame, not in a tender.
    More 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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