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supertanker

[soo-per-tang-ker] /ˈsu pərˌtæŋ kər/
noun
1.
a tanker with a deadweight capacity of over 75,000 tons.
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Examples for supertanker
  • No vessel seems safe, be it a supertanker or a private yacht.
  • In that sense, modern civilization resembles a supertanker more than anything else.
  • He shows me an aerial photo of a tiny raft floating in the way of a supertanker.
  • Stopping a supertanker should not have been a problem.
  • They had actually built a supertanker that had been launched and was of course to be the future of oil shipping.
  • The danger of supertanker accidents also increased in the heavily trafficked strait.
British Dictionary definitions for supertanker

supertanker

/ˈsuːpəˌtæŋkə/
noun
1.
a large fast tanker of more than 275 000 tons capacity
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Word Origin and History for supertanker
supertanker
1921, from super- + tanker (see tank).
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