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oil pan

noun
1.
the bottom part of the crankcase of an internal-combustion engine in which the oil used to lubricate the engine accumulates.
Origin of oil pan
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Couldn't any water or mud get in—not with that oil pan perfect.

    Cabin Fever B. M. Bower
  • Crank-case of aluminum, barrel type, oil pan on bottom removable.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • An oil pan is placed under the engine and the top is covered with a hood just as in motor car practice.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag

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