[ oil-man, -muh n ]
/ ˈɔɪlˌmæn, -mən /

noun, plural oil·men [oil-men, -muh n] /ˈɔɪlˌmɛn, -mən/.

a person who owns or operates oil wells or an executive in the petroleum industry.
a person who retails or delivers oil, especially fuel oil for furnaces.

Origin of oilman

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at oil, man1

usage note for oilman

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for oilman

/ (ˈɔɪlmən) /

noun plural -men

a person who owns or operates oil wells
a person who makes or sells oil
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