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1. One that oils engines or machinery.
2. Nautical
a. An oil tanker.
b. A ship that burns oil as fuel.
3. See oilcan.
4. See oil well.
5. Informal An oilskin garment.


1. a person, device, etc, that lubricates or supplies oil
2. (Nautical Terms) an oil tanker
3. (Mining & Quarrying) an oil well


(ˈɔɪ lər)

1. a person or thing that oils.
2. a worker employed to oil machinery.
3. oilcan.
4. Often, oilers. an oilskin garment.
5. a ship that carries large oil cargoes.


A naval or merchant tanker specially equipped and rigged for replenishing other ships at sea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oiler - a worker who oils engines or machineryoiler - a worker who oils engines or machinery
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.oiler - a well that yields or has yielded oiloiler - 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
3.oiler - a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulkoiler - a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk
cargo ship, cargo vessel - a ship designed to carry cargo
supertanker - the largest class of oil tankers


[ˈɔɪləʳ] N
1. (= ship) → petrolero m; (= can) → lata f de aceite, lata f de lubricante; (= person) → engrasador/a m/f
2. oilers (US) (= clothes) → hule m
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