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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I remember a huge vice biting the edge of his workbench; a mysterious iron brick; and an oilcan. A cigarette hung from a corner of Dad's mouth as he listened to the radio and greased tools and auto parts with a grimy cloth.
Oilcan modified with a long spout to access hard-to-reach spots.
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In the upper right corner, a moneybag with an oilcan's handle and spout bears the inscription "Daily supply of oil for the pump," a reminder to the taxpayer of the convention's daily costs.
She pulled an oilcan off her belt and oiled the hinges.
Though he obeys his father's order to go for the oilcan, he thinks "I could run on and on and never look back, never need to see his face again.
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It is an oilcan with a Diesel motor to push it through the water and it looks painfully functional." There's advice: "The worst thing an interviewer can do is talk a lot himself.