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oil well

a well that yields or has yielded oil.
Origin of oil well
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for oil well
  • The issues involved in the oil spill go far beyond capping the oil well.
  • Getting at the deeper oil requires treating the bitumen underground so it can be pumped out through an oil well.
  • Actually, it's a fairly standard technique for oil well fires.
  • During the drilling of an oil well, crews set and cement in place a series of concentric pipes, or casings.
British Dictionary definitions for oil well

oil well

a boring into the earth or sea bed for the extraction of petroleum
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