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Tank

noun;
An individual who is large in terms of height and/or weight and can drink large amounts of alcohol. 'Tank' was most likely coined as a humorous way to describe college students who can hold their liquor. Using a metaphor, the concept of ‘tank’ was applied to college students who can hold their liquor without getting sick like a tank can go through adverse conditions and combat without being destroyed.
 
Wow, she's a tank!
Etymology : Metaphorical extension of tank 'a large armored vehicle that runs on tracks and is used in combat'
Source : A group of friends.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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