gusher
noun Date: 1864 one that gushes; specifically an oil well with a copious natural flow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gusher — Gush er, n. One who gushes. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gusher — oil well that flows without pumping, 1886, agent noun from GUSH (Cf. gush). Earlier in a sense of overly effusive person (1864) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gusher — [gush′ər] n. 1. a person who gushes ☆ 2. an oil well from which oil spouts without being pumped …   English World dictionary

  • gusher — n. oil well from which oil gushes to hit a gusher * * * [ gʌʃə] [ oil well from which oil gushes ] to hit a gusher …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gusher — /gush euhr/, n. 1. a flowing oil well, usually of large capacity. 2. a person who gushes. [1860 65; GUSH + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gusher — noun a) One that gushes b) An oil well that has a natural flow and so no pumping is needed …   Wiktionary

  • gusher — An abundant flow of fluid. perilymphatic g. abnormal flow of perilymph when the footplate of the stapes is perforated; occurs in X linked mixed deafness (DFN 3) due to a mutation of the POU3F4 …   Medical dictionary

  • gusher — gush|er [ˈgʌʃə US ər] n a place in the ground where oil or water comes out very forcefully, so that a pump is not needed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gusher — gush|er [ gʌʃər ] noun count an OIL WELL that does not need a pump because the oil flows up easily by itself …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gusher — gush·er || gʌʃə(r) n. oil well …   English contemporary dictionary

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