oilcan
oilcan oil"can`, n. A small can with a long spout used to apply oil to machinery, for purposes of lubrication. [PJC]

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  • oilcan — ► NOUN ▪ a can with a long nozzle used for applying oil to machinery …   English terms dictionary

  • oilcan — [oil′kan΄] n. a can for holding oil, esp. one with a spout, used for lubricating machinery, etc …   English World dictionary

  • oilcan — UK [ˈɔɪlˌkæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms oilcan : singular oilcan plural oilcans a container for the oil that is used in engines. It has a tube at one end for pouring …   English dictionary

  • oilcan — noun Date: 1839 a can for oil; especially a spouted can designed to release oil drop by drop (as for lubricating machinery) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oilcan — /oyl kan /, n. a can having a long spout through which oil is poured or squirted to lubricate machinery or the like. [1830 40; OIL + CAN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • oilcan — noun A container with a long spout, for containing oil and delivering it in drops or small quantities for lubricating machinery …   Wiktionary

  • oilcan — oil|can [ˈɔılkæn] n [U] BrE a metal container for oil with a long thin tube for pouring the oil out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oilcan — oil|can [ ɔıl,kæn ] noun count a container for the oil that is used in engines. It has a tube at one end for pouring …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oilcan — n. metal canister used to hold oil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oilcan — noun a can with a long nozzle used for applying oil to machinery …   English new terms dictionary

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