oil well

a well that yields or has yielded oil.

1840–50, Americanism

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

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Example sentences
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.
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