Noun: A player-character, typically in a MMORPG, that is able to occupy an agressor and take the brunt of the aggressor's attacks while the other players deal damage, heal, or perform some other action. The "tank" can survive longer while taking damage than the other characters. Typically, the tank has higher hitpoints (health) and a higher armor rating than the other characters. Less commonly, a character with a lower armor rating can perform the actions of the tank by using avoidance abilities. Ultimately, the tank needs to be able to occupy the agressor without dying. The method employed, whether avoidance or absorption, does not matter, as long as the tank can mitigate damage in some way.

Verb: To "tank", or "tanking", would be the action of performing the duties of the tank as described above.
1.N. That warrior is a good tank because he can take a lot of damage and he has a lot of hitpoints.
2.V. The warrior is tanking the mob right now.
3.V. Do you think you can tank this mob for us?
by Ignotus September 02, 2005
a really cool, hot guy. especially someone strong or good at sports
what a tank
by eatmebabythefridge January 28, 2009
A person or object that can deal with emotional, physical, or mental issues and make a bad ass outcome.
Brad hangs out with Scott for a week

John: Brad is such a tank! I can't believe he's hanging out with the most annoying kid in school!
by CnLBurst July 28, 2011
Adjective: To end in failure. (Related to the expression down the tubes.)

Possible origins:

1. To pull the chain on an old fashioned elevated toilet tank in order to flush fecal matter from the commode.

2. Flushing something down the toilet so that it ends up in the septic tank.

3. When a prototype ship model design fails hydrodynamic testing in a water-filled tank.

4. Naval aviators who fail to pass the dunker (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) which is conducted in a large water tank.
When did our relationship start to tank?

My grades are really tanking this semester.

During testing the new ship design tanked straight away.

Ensign Smith just tanked the HUET test.
by HarpoonJohn February 24, 2010
Tits and Ass No Kids
A female with nice breasts, nice ass, and no children.
this chick is a t.a.n.k.
by Joshua B. February 04, 2008
The best available game for Wii prior to the release of SSBB. Found on the Wii Play disc.

Note the difference between tanks, a type of armored vehicle, and Tanks!. Tanks! is distinguished in speech by shouting the word.
Joe: Hey, you wanna play Tanks!?

Zack: Yeah, lets play Tanks!
by nog_lorp October 01, 2008
Jordyn, Taylor, Sydney
That girl has powered through the whole event. She must be a tank.
by FrogMan January 09, 2015
A person who is extremely good at what they are doing. Usually a strong person.
-"What a goal! What a tank that guy is!"
by rufatnf June 09, 2014

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