(tanque [táŋke] 'tank' < Portuguese tanque < tancar, from a Western Iberian dialect)
   Carlisle: 1873. A pond or a reservoir for collecting and storing rainwater, often one dug out of the earth. This southwestern usage of the term probably comes from the Spanish tanque, which Santamaría indicates is a synonym for estanque 'tank or water deposit.'

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

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