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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 - 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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