lard oil

  1. a colorless or yellowish oil expressed from lard, used chiefly as a lubricant for cutting tools.

Origin of lard oil

First recorded in 1835–45

Words Nearby lard oil Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use lard oil in a sentence

  • Lard and lard oil from animals fed on cottonseed meal may give a faint reaction.

  • "I guess I best get over by that lard oil light and go to work," breathed Mrs. Comstock.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost | Gene Stratton Porter
  • To render it soft and elastic, and to improve its spinning qualities, the fiber is sprinkled with lard oil or olive oil.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Until he was seven he had been allowed a bit of glimmer, a tiny wick floating in a silver dish of lard-oil, for a night-light.

    Long Live the King | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Should toughness be desired, without extreme hardness, the steel may be cooled in a bath of lard oil, neatsfoot oil or fish oil.