from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A machine for hoisting and moving heavy objects, consisting of a movable boom equipped with cables and pulleys and connected to the base of an upright stationary beam.
- n. A tall framework over a drilled hole, especially an oil well, used to support boring equipment or hoist and lower lengths of pipe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device that is used for lifting and moving large objects
- n. A framework that is constructed over a mine or oil well for the purpose of boring or lowering pipes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mast, spar, or tall frame, supported at the top by stays or guys, and usually pivoted at the base, with suitable tackle for hoisting heavy weights, such as stones in building.
- n. The pyramidal structure or tower over a deep drill hole, such as that of an oil well (also called an oil derrick .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus for lifting and moving heavy weights.
- n. The overhead framework used in drilling the holes for oil-wells, and which remains in place after the boring is completed and the drilling machinery is removed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom
- n. a framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered
The only access is either by helicopter or hoisted by a derrick from a boat small enough to maneuver close inshore.
Reply kevin derrick on December 14, 2008 said: hmm, it was some time ago that i visited but it was via Provenance on 16th and Fairmount.
The derrick was the same one used for the first abutment having been moved and set up during the construction of the intermediate piers.
The raising of the derrick was the signal for three hearty cheers, for this was a new era in the operations.
The crane for hoisting goods is called a derrick, from this hangman.
An improvement on this is the locomotive boom derrick which is widely used both on the Pacific coast and of late in the Lake Superior region.
The amusement of the onlookers changed to gaping wonder when they saw him deliberately bore a hole in the bottom of the boat near the bow, after which, fixing up some kind of derrick, he tipped the boat so that the water she had taken in at the stern ran out in front, and she floated safely over the dam.
Here the water of the Tigris is raised by a contrivance, which makes use of a high kind of derrick, leathern hose, and a rope which is pulled by a horse.
Students who complete the class will be eligible for positions such as derrick operator, rotary drill operator, service unit operator, roustabout, welding and brazing operator, and truck driver.
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