A tank is a tracked, armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat which combines operational mobility and tactical offensive and defensive capabilities. Firepower is normally provided by a large-calibre main gun in a rotating turret and secondary machine guns, while heavy armour and all-terrain mobility provide protection for the tank and its crew, allowing it to perform all primary tasks required of armoured troops on the battlefield.

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  1. A closed container for liquids or gases.
  2. An open container or pool for storing water or other liquids.
  3. The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
  4. The amount held by a container; a tankful.
    I burned three tanks of gas on the drive to New York.
  5. An armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a gun in a turret, and moving on caterpillar tracks.
  6. A reservoir or dam.
  7. A large metal container, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field.
  8. By extension a small pond for the same purpose.
  9. A very muscular and physically imposing person. Somebody who is built like a tank.
  10. In online and offline role-playing games, a character designed primarily around damage absorption and holding the attention of the enemy with offensive power as a close secondary consideration.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight.
  2. A Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.


  1. To fail or fall (often used in describing the economy or the stock market); to degenerate or decline rapidly; to plummet.
  2. To attract the attacks of an enemy target in cooperative team-based combat, so that one's teammates can defeat the enemy in question more efficiently.
  3. To put fuel into a tank
  4. To deliberately lose a sports match with the intent of gaining a perceived future competitive advantage.

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