A military tank.



  • A closed container for liquids or gases.
  • An open container or pool for storing water or other liquids.
  • A pond, pool, or small lake, natural or artificial.
  • The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
  • The amount held by a container; a tankful.
  • An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun, and moving on caterpillar tracks.
  • A reservoir or dam.
  • A large metal container for holding drinking water for animals, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field.
  • By extension a small pond for the same purpose.
  • A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.
  • a unit or character designed primarily around damage absorption and holding the attention of the enemy (as opposed to dealing damage, healing, or other tasks).
  • A prison cell, or prison generally.
  • A metaphorical place where a player goes to contemplate a decision; see in the tank.
  • A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight.
  • A Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.



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  • From Portuguese tanque ("tank, liquid container"), originally from Indian vernacular for a large artificial water reservoir, cistern, pool, etc., for example, Gujarati ટાંકી or Marathi टाकी. Compare the Arabic verb اِسْتَنْقَعَ.
  • In the sense of armoured vehicle, prototypes were described as tanks for carrying water to disguise their nature as well as due to physical resemblance.

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