sherman (tank)

• Rhyming Slang for 'wank' (to masturbate). Normally used in it's short form. e.g. "John's been ages in the toilet. Probably gone for a sherman !".

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  • Sherman tank — officially  M4 General Sherman   main battle tank designed and built by the United States for the conduct of World War II. The M4 was the most widely used tank series in the war, being employed not only by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps but also… …   Universalium

  • Sherman tank — Cockney Rhyming Slang 1. Wank (masturbate) e s a right sherman 2. Yank …   English dialects glossary

  • Sherman (tank) — n British 1. a native of the USA, Yank. A piece of rhyming slang playing on the name of the World War II vehicle. 2. an act of masturbation, a wank. A probably ephemeral piece of rhyming slang of the late 1980s, quoted for instance in Steve Bell… …   Contemporary slang

  • Sherman tank — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sherman — is a surname that originated in the Anglo Saxon language. It means a shearer of woolen garments, being derived from the words scearra , or shears , and mann , or man . The name is cognate with Sharman, Shearman and Shurman. Sherman has also been… …   Wikipedia

  • Sherman Firefly — Infobox Weapon name=Sherman Firefly is UK=yes caption= Sherman VC Firefly origin= United Kingdom type=Medium tank is vehicle=yes crew=4 (Commander, gunner, loader / radio operator, driver) length=19 ft 4 in (5.89 m) width=9 ft (2.75 m) height=8… …   Wikipedia

  • tank — tankless, adj. tanklike, adj. /tangk/, n. 1. a large receptacle, container, or structure for holding a liquid or gas: tanks for storing oil. 2. a natural or artificial pool, pond, or lake. 3. Mil. an armored, self propelled combat vehicle, armed… …   Universalium

  • tank — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. reservoir, cistern; boiler; panzer; pond, swimming pool; (pl.) armor. See store, arms. tank up II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A large container for liquids] Syn. tub, basin, cistern, receptacle, vat, cauldron …   English dictionary for students

  • Tank (film) — Infobox Film name = Tank caption = imdb id = 0088224 producer = Irwin Yablans director = Marvin J. Chomsky writer = Dan Gordon starring = James Garner Shirley Jones C. Thomas Howell Jenilee Harrison G.D. Spradlin James Cromwell Dorian Harewood… …   Wikipedia

  • tank destroyer — a high speed, self propelled, armored combat vehicle with antitank cannon. [1940 45] * * *  a highly mobile lightly armoured tank type vehicle that was used to fight tanks (tank) in World War II. Tank destroyers tended to have relatively thin… …   Universalium

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