oil well

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oil well

n.
A hole drilled or dug in the earth from which petroleum flows or is pumped. Also called oiler.

oil well

n
(Mining & Quarrying) a boring into the earth or sea bed for the extraction of petroleum

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n.
a well drilled to obtain petroleum.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oil well - a well that yields or has yielded oiloil well - a well that yields or has yielded oil
gusher - an oil well with a strong natural flow so that pumping is not necessary
spouter - an oil well that is spouting
stripper well, stripper - an oil well whose production has declined to less than ten barrels a day
well - a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
wildcat, wildcat well - an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
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Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan released a set of policy proposals - entitled A Better Way - that in effect blocks new environmental protections, guts existing ones, and lets Big Oil drill off our beaches and coasts.
This plan would decimate our nation's ability to protect clean air and water, eliminates the Clean Power Plan that would save 6,000 lives a year, and lets big oil drill on our most cherished public lands and off our shores.
Another point of interest in the park is the spring-pulled drilling rig, an original oil drill used from the 1850s through the 1870s.