What is tank?

  • (noun): A cell for violent prisoners.
    Synonyms: cooler
    See also — Additional definitions below


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 of the armoured troops on the battlefield.

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T-35 - Combat History
... The T-35 served with the 5th Separate Heavy Tank Brigade in Moscow, primarily for parade duties, from 1935 until 1940 ... together into the 67th and 68th Tank Regiments of the 34th Tank Division, which served with the 8th Mechanized Corps in the Kiev Special Military District ... of the T-35s lost by the 67th and 68th Tank Regiments were lost not to enemy action but through either mechanical failure or because they were abandoned and destroyed by ...
History Of The Tank - Entering The 21st Century
... Post-Cold War tanks List Category Under 120 mm gun Ch'ŏnma-ho Ramses II Under 50 tonnes Al-Zarrar Al-Khalid P'okpoong-Ho PT-91 Twardy T-84 T-90 Type 10 Type 59G Type 96 Zulfiqar Over 50 ... many nations cut back the number of their tanks or replaced most of them with lightweight armoured fighting vehicles with only minimal armour protection ... industries of Russia and Ukraine are now vying to sell tanks worldwide ...
Tank - Etymology
... The word tank was first applied to the British "landships" in 1915, before they entered service, to keep their nature secret ... been suggested, including It arose in British factories making the hulls of the first battle tanks workmen and possible spies were to be given the impression they were constructing mobile ... out this might be shortened to "WCs for Russia," the drawings were relabelled "water tanks for Russia." Eventually the weapon was just called a tank ...
History Of The Tank
... The history of the tank began in World War I, when armoured all-terrain fighting vehicles were first deployed as a response to the problems of trench warfare, ushering in a ... Though initially crude and unreliable, tanks eventually became a mainstay of ground armies ... By World War II, tank design had advanced significantly, and tanks were used in quantity in all land theatres of the war ...
History Of The Tank - The Cold War
... Cold War tanks List Category MBTs AMX-30 AMX 40 Centurion Challenger 1 Chieftain Ch'ŏnma-ho EE-T1 Osório K1 88 Leopard 1 Leopard 2 M1 Abrams M60 Patton M-84 Magach MBT-70 ... Soviet domination of the Warsaw Pact led to effective standardization on a few tank designs ... major contributing nations, France, Germany, the USA, and the UK developed their own tank designs, with little in common ...

More definitions of "tank":

  • (noun): A large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids.
    Synonyms: storage tank
  • (noun): As much as a tank will hold.
    Synonyms: tankful
  • (verb): Store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it.
  • (verb): Treat in a tank.
    Example: "Tank animal refuse"
  • (noun): A freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk.
    Synonyms: tank car