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gas well

a well from which natural gas is obtained.
Origin of gas well
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He had a gas well almost at his door, for Pittsburg overlaid a great deposit.

  • "Oh, no, it's only a gas well trying to find its way to the surface of the ground," was the dry comment.

    The Rover Boys on a Tour Arthur M. Winfield
  • After the first hour of flight, both boys began looking for the flare of the gas well.

    On the Edge of the Arctic

    Harry Lincoln Sayler
  • A match was again applied to the gas well and the monoplane was whirled out into the spectacular illumination.

    On the Edge of the Arctic

    Harry Lincoln Sayler
  • While he was there he mentioned the gas well to several people, or they say he did, and thats how the story got round.

British Dictionary definitions for gas well

gas well

a well for obtaining natural gas
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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