- a fountainhead; source.
- Also called wellhouse. a shelter for a well.
- the assemblage of equipment attached to the opening of an oil or gas well.
- noting or pertaining to petroleum, natural gas, etc., at the place and time at which it leaves the ground: a wellhead price.
Origin of wellhead
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Related Words for wellheadgeyser, stream, reservoir, origin, spring, mine, font, wellspring, jet, provenance, pump, cause, play, lode, spray, inception, inspiration, fount, spout, well
Examples from the Web for wellhead
Contemporary Examples of wellhead
Unless debris knocked off a wellhead, the oil and gas is safely locked inside.Did Floods Cause a Fracking Disaster in Colorado?
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Historical Examples of wellhead
The finest humour springs up out of a wide and a deep heart, and it always has its roots watered at a wellhead of tears.Samuel Rutherford
- the source of a well or stream
- a source, fountainhead, or origin
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