gas well



a well from which natural gas is obtained.

Nearby words

  1. gas tube,
  2. gas turbine,
  3. gas up,
  4. gas vacuole,
  5. gas welding,
  6. gas-cooled reactor,
  7. gas-discharge tube,
  8. gas-fired,
  9. gas-guzzler,
  10. gas-guzzler tax

Origin of gas well

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gas well

  • In another well, a mile and a half from any gas-well, a powerful stream of gas has been recently struck.

    A Guide to the Virginia Springs|John Jennings Moorman
  • The same gentleman has since obtained a second gas-well near the former, and in all respects similar to it.

    A Guide to the Virginia Springs|John Jennings Moorman

British Dictionary definitions for gas well

gas well


a well for obtaining natural gas
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