noun Date: 1852 any of various devices: as a. a cultivator with wooden runners b. a weight formerly dropped in a bored hole (as of an oil well) to set off an explosive c. a cleaning scraper propelled through a pipeline d. a handcar or small gasoline car used on a railroad e. a child's sled

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  • go-devil — A crude conveyance consisting of two poles attached one to each side of a horse with the ends dragging behind, somewhat like a sled, on which goods are carried. Hamp v Pend Oreille County, 102 Wash 184, 172 P 869 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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