supertanker

[soo-per-tang-ker]
noun
a tanker with a deadweight capacity of over 75,000 tons.

Origin:
super- + tanker

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supertanker (ˈsuːpəˌtæŋkə)
 
n
a large fast tanker of more than 275 000 tons capacity

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supertanker
1921, from super- + tanker (see tank).
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Example sentences
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.
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