Tank-top definition

The top of a ship's bilge tank, usually the lowest horizontal surface on board.
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A sleeveless, slim-fitting, usually knit shirt with shoulder straps and no front opening.
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A casual shirt having wide shoulder straps and, usually, a scoop neck.
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An item of casual clothing: a top with no sleeves.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tank-top
Plural:
tank-tops

Origin of tank-top

  • From its resemblance to a tank suit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition