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oil derrick

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noun

derrick(def 2).

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Nearby words

oil beetle, oil burner, oil cake, oil city, oil color, oil derrick, oil drum, oil field, oil gilding, oil gland, oil hardening

Origin of oil derrick

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for oil derrick

  • 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.

    Dynamite Stories|Hudson Maxim