oil well

oil well
oil wells
N-COUNT
An oil well is a deep hole which is made in order to get oil out of the ground.

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  • oil well — n a hole that is dug in the ground so that oil can be taken out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • oil well — oil′ well n. ene a well drilled to obtain petroleum • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • oil well — ☆ oil well n. a well that supplies petroleum either naturally or by means of a pumping system …   English World dictionary

  • Oil well — The pumpjack, such as this one located south of Midland, Texas, is a common sight in West Texas. An oil well is a general term for any boring through the earth s surface that is designed to find and acquire petroleum oil hydrocarbons. Usually… …   Wikipedia

  • oil well — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms oil well : singular oil well plural oil wells a deep narrow hole dug in the ground or under the sea in order to obtain oil …   English dictionary

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