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    what is the dress called "tank top"?

    I read in the 'American Beauty' script this sentence:

    JANE BURNHAM lays in bed, wearing a tank top.

    Can any teacher give me an explanation of what it is?

    Thanks!

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    tank top
    n.
    A sleeveless, tight-fitting, usually knit shirt with wide shoulder straps and no front opening.


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    [From its resemblance to a tank suit.]

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    Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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    #3
    A Tank top can also be a pullover with a v-neck, no sleeves and usually in rather bright colours, especially stripes. :D

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