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tank car

Railroads. a car containing one or more tanks for the transportation of liquids, gases, or granular solids.
Origin of tank car
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And more costs in a state that is bleeding red ink by the tank car.
  • Severe loads seen in normal service are responsible for numerous incidents of tank car structural damage or complete failure.
  • In particular, the vast majority of hazardous materials shipped by rail tank car arrive safely and without incident.
  • Name all of the component parts of a tank car's loading valve system.
  • The test is conducted by impacting a loaded car into a standing tank car equipped with the head shield.
  • At this point, air began to exit the tank car through the uncapped air inlet.
  • The material ignited, engulfing the tank car in flames.
British Dictionary definitions for tank car

tank wagon

a form of railway wagon carrying a tank for the transport of liquids
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