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oil derrick

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  1. derrick(def 2).
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Origin of oil derrick

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • One day he conceived the idea of climbing to the top of the oil-derrick and writing a poem to vent his pent-up fervor.

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    Hudson Maxim