Oiler
Oiler \Oil"er\, n. 1. One who deals in oils. [1913 Webster]

2. One who, or that which, oils. [1913 Webster]

3. An {oil tanker}. [PJC]

4. A ship which is powered by oil. [PJC]

5. An oilcan. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Oiler — may refer to: Oiler (ship), a type of nautical ship Slang for diesel engine Oiler (occupation), an occupation Any person who works in the oilpatch from a derrickhand to a toolpush The Oiler, an unnamed character in The Open Boat by Stephen Crane… …   Wikipedia

  • oiler — [oi′lər] n. 1. a person who oils machinery, engines, etc. 2. a device for oiling machinery, etc.; specif., OILCAN 3. a tanker for carrying oil, esp. one used to refuel other ships ☆ 4. [Old Informal] an oilskin coat …   English World dictionary

  • oiler — tanklaivis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Karinis ar civilinis tanklaivis su visa reikiama įranga papildyti degalų plaukiojančius laivus. atitikmenys: angl. oiler pranc. pétrolier …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • oiler — A naval or merchant tanker specially equipped and rigged for replenishing other ships at sea …   Military dictionary

  • oiler — noun Date: circa 1846 1. a person who oils something 2. a receptacle or device for applying oil 3. plural oilskin 3 4. an auxiliary naval vessel used for refueling at sea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oiler — /oy leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that oils. 2. a worker employed to oil machinery. 3. any of several devices, other than pressure devices, for feeding lubricating oil to a bearing. 4. an oilcan. 5. Often, oilers. an oilskin garment, esp. a… …   Universalium

  • oiler — noun a) An oil tanker b) An oil well …   Wiktionary

  • oiler — to follow any noun. Not a form of pig latin, but to be used the same way. I just saw that caroiler. Let s go get a cupoiler of coffee …   Dictionary of american slang

  • oiler — to follow any noun. Not a form of pig latin, but to be used the same way. I just saw that caroiler. Let s go get a cupoiler of coffee …   Dictionary of american slang

  • oiler — n 1. British a sycophant. The Sunday Times, 16 October 1994, reported that Princess Diana had used the term in reference to Prince Charles s entourage. 2. American a synonym for greaser in the sense of a Hispanic person …   Contemporary slang

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