Meaning of VAT in English

VAT

/ væt; NAmE / noun

a large container for holding liquids, especially in industrial processes :

distilling vats

a vat of whisky

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : southern and western dialect variant of obsolete fat container , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vat and German Fass .

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