oil well
oil well oil" well` n. A well[3] from which petroleum is or has been extracted; a well[3] drilled deeply into an oil-bearing geological formation specifically for the purpose of obtaining petroleum. [PJC]

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  • oil well — ˈoil well also well noun [countable] a hole that is dug in the ground or under the sea in order to get oil * * * oil well UK US noun [C] ► NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION a hole that is made in the ground so that oil can be taken out of it:… …   Financial and business terms

  • oil well — ► NOUN ▪ an artificially made well or shaft in rock from which mineral oil is drawn …   English terms dictionary

  • oil well — oil wells N COUNT An oil well is a deep hole which is made in order to get oil out of the ground …   English dictionary

  • oil well — n a hole that is dug in the ground so that oil can be taken out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oil well — oil ,well noun count a deep narrow hole dug in the ground or under the ocean in order to obtain oil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oil well — oil′ well n. ene a well drilled to obtain petroleum • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • oil well — ☆ oil well n. a well that supplies petroleum either naturally or by means of a pumping system …   English World dictionary

  • Oil well — The pumpjack, such as this one located south of Midland, Texas, is a common sight in West Texas. An oil well is a general term for any boring through the earth s surface that is designed to find and acquire petroleum oil hydrocarbons. Usually… …   Wikipedia

  • oil well — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms oil well : singular oil well plural oil wells a deep narrow hole dug in the ground or under the sea in order to obtain oil …   English dictionary

  • oil well — well drilled into the ground to find oil …   English contemporary dictionary

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