[ wel-hed ]
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  1. a fountainhead; source.

  2. Also called wellhouse. a shelter for a well.

  1. the assemblage of equipment attached to the opening of an oil or gas well.

  1. 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

First recorded in 1300–50, wellhead is from the Middle English word welleheved.See well2, head

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British Dictionary definitions for wellhead


/ (ˈwɛlˌhɛd) /

  1. the source of a well or stream

  2. a source, fountainhead, or origin

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