tank towntank town
a small, unimportant town: originally applied to such a town at which railroad locomotives stopped to have their boilers filled with water
A small town.
Origin of tank townSo called because trains would stop there only to replenish water.
(plural tank towns)
- A small, unimportant, place. (From the practice of steam locomotives stopping at small towns to take on water.)
- Nothing ever happens in this little tank town.