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oil tanker

a large ship specifically designed for transporting crude oil in bulk across the oceans.
Origin of oil tanker
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • If there had been, a fellow couldn't be advertising her to the crew of an oil-tanker at high-noon, could he?

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  • Usually it is only the drunks who come over the side of an oil-tanker singing, but this was no drunk.

    Wide Courses James Brendan Connolly

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