[ wel-hed ]
/ ˈwɛlˌhɛd /
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.
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Example sentences from the Web for wellhead
Unless debris knocked off a wellhead, the oil and gas is safely locked inside.
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|Alexander Whyte
British Dictionary definitions for wellhead
/ (ˈwɛlˌhɛd) /
the source of a well or stream
a source, fountainhead, or origin
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