tank top

noun
a close-fitting, low-cut top having shoulder straps and often made of lightweight, knitted fabric.
Also called tank.


Origin:
1945–50

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tank top
 
n
a sleeveless upper garment with wide shoulder straps and a low neck, usually worn over a shirt, blouse, or jumper
 
[C20: named after tank suits, one-piece bathing costumes of the 1920s worn in tanks or swimming pools]

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tank top
1968, from tank suit "one-piece bathing costume" (1920s), so called because it was worn in a swimming tank (n.), i.e. pool.
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Example sentences
In amateur video taken at the shooting scene, the gunman appeared to have short
  hair and wore jeans and a white tank top.
The sparkling tank top and barely there short-shorts.
Then, in a bedroom, a brunette wearing a tank top points a gun at you.
Cut the tank top insulation to fit around the piping in the top of the tank.
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