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English translation: tank truck

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16:03 Sep 7, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: carrotanque
appears in a list of vehicle types from Colombia
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 17:32
English translation:tank truck
Explanation:
The standard U.S. term. I have seen this word before in PEMEX documents. It is also called "autotanque". Tank truck is used because the tank may not necessarily be carrying fuel. They are
used for crude oil, water, milk, chemicals, asphalt, liquid wastes, etc.
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Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 19:32
Grading comment
Thanks to all who responded. This was the most appropriate in the context.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naTanker TruckIvan Sanchez
naThere isn't enough context, but...
Luis Luis
natank truckAlvin Adams, Jr
naRoad tankerJesús Paredes
nafuel truckxxxJon Zuber


  

Answers


7 mins
fuel truck


Explanation:
"vehículo dotado de una cisterna utilizado para transportar combustible"


    Reference: http://www.terpeldelnorte.com/glosario
xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 172

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Heathcliff
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21 mins
Road tanker


Explanation:
It is also known in Spanish as "camión cisterna". Polytechnic Dictionary, F. Beigbeder. Diccionario Visual Inglés-Español, Grijalbo.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 21:32
PRO pts in pair: 151

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Heathcliff

Élcio Filho
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54 mins
tank truck


Explanation:
The standard U.S. term. I have seen this word before in PEMEX documents. It is also called "autotanque". Tank truck is used because the tank may not necessarily be carrying fuel. They are
used for crude oil, water, milk, chemicals, asphalt, liquid wastes, etc.


    Reference: http://www.ehlynn.com/news_industry.htm
Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 19:32
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 222
Grading comment
Thanks to all who responded. This was the most appropriate in the context.

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Heathcliff

Élcio Filho
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4 hrs
There isn't enough context, but...


Explanation:
it is most likely "tank truck". However, I think that there's a chance it might be "armored vehicle".

Regards.

Luis Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 19:32
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 171

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Heathcliff

Élcio Filho
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14 hrs
Tanker Truck


Explanation:
It seems to apply to a civilian transport vehicle, but could also apply to a military vehicle, in that case the translation would be "assault car", which describes a light armored vehicle.

Ivan Sanchez
Local time: 20:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 168
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