Tank-town definition

A small town.
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A small, unimportant town.
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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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tank-town
Plural:
tank towns

Origin of tank-town

  • So called because trains would stop there only to replenish water

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