from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that oils engines or machinery.
- n. Nautical An oil tanker.
- n. Nautical A ship that burns oil as fuel.
- n. See oilcan.
- n. See oil well.
- n. Informal An oilskin garment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An oil tanker
- n. An oil well
- n. A junior role in the engine room of a ship, senior only to a wiper, consisting mainly of keeping machinery lubricated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who deals in oils.
- n. One who, or that which, oils.
- n. An oil tanker.
- n. A ship which is powered by oil.
- n. An oilcan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An appliance for distributing oil to the bearings or rubbing surfaces of machines.
- n. An oil-can, generally having a long spout curved at the outer extremity, used by an attendant for supplying oil to parts of engines or other machines.
- n. An operative employed to attend to the oiling of engines or other machinery.
- n. A vessel engaged in the oil-trade, or in the transportation of oils.
- n. An oilskin coat.
- n. An oil-merchant; an oilman.
- n. An oil-well.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk
- n. a well that yields or has yielded oil
- n. a worker who oils engines or machinery
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