- 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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Examples from the Web for 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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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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