tank top

tank top
tank top (n.) 1968, from tank suit "one-piece bathing costume" (1920s), so called because it was worn in a swimming TANK (Cf. tank) (n.), i.e. pool.

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  • Tank top — may refer to:* Tank top (shirt), a type of sleeveless shirt * Tank top (sweater), also known as as a sweater vest …   Wikipedia

  • tank top — tank tops 1) N COUNT A tank top is a knitted piece of clothing that covers the upper part of your body and has no sleeves. [BRIT] 2) N COUNT A tank top is a soft cotton shirt with no sleeves, collar, or buttons. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • Tank top — n. a sleeveless and collarless shirt with wide shoulder straps and no front opening, often close fitting and low cut. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tank top — ► NOUN ▪ a close fitting sleeveless top worn over a shirt or blouse …   English terms dictionary

  • tank top — n 1.) BrE a piece of clothing like a ↑sweater, but with no ↑sleeves 2.) AmE a piece of clothing like a ↑t shirt but with no ↑sleeves …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tank top — tank ,top noun count AMERICAN a shirt with no sleeves and a low neck …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tank top — tank′ top n. clo a low cut, sleeveless, pullover shirt with shoulder straps, often made of lightweight knitted fabric • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • tank top — ☆ tank top n. [orig. worn in swimming tanks] a casual shirt like a sleeveless undershirt but with wider shoulder straps …   English World dictionary

  • Tank Top — Ein klassisches Unterhemd Als Unterhemd oder Unterleibchen bezeichnet man Unterwäschestücke, die von beiden Geschlechtern als Unterbekleidung (Unter dem Hemd) am Oberkörper getragen werden. Ein Unterhemd unterscheidet sich von einem T Shirt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tank top — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tank top : singular tank top plural tank tops British a short sweater with no sleeves …   English dictionary

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