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gas tank

a tank containing the gasoline supply in a car, truck, or other gasoline-engine vehicle.
a storage tank for gas or gasoline.
Origin of gas tank
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For a while there was the danger of a general conflagration and explosion, as the gas-tank was floating in kerosene.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The kid lives with a man named Grimsley, in a shack down by the river, in the gas-tank section.

    Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
  • Cally, lifting a handkerchief to obliterate the adjacent odors of a gas-tank, said: "I haven't the smallest idea."

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison

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