oilcan


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oil·can

 (oil′kăn′)
n.
A can for oil, especially a can with a spout constructed to release oil drop by drop, as for lubricating machinery. Also called oiler.

oilcan

(ˈɔɪlˌkæn)
n
(Tools) a container with a long nozzle for applying lubricating oil to machinery

oil•can

(ˈɔɪlˌkæn)

n.
a can having a long spout through which oil is poured or squirted to lubricate machinery or the like.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oilcan - a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machineryoilcan - a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery
can, tin can, tin - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
nozzle, nose - a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
Translations

oilcan

[ˈɔɪlkæn] Naceitera f

oilcan

[ˈɔɪlkæn] n
(for lubricating)burette f de graissage
(for storing)bidon m à huileoil change nvidange f

oilcan

[ˈɔɪlˌkæn] noliatore m; (for storing) → latta da olio
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