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oilcan

[oil-kan] /ˈɔɪlˌkæn/
noun
1.
a can having a long spout through which oil is poured or squirted to lubricate machinery or the like.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; oil + can2
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British Dictionary definitions for oil-can

oilcan

/ˈɔɪlˌkæn/
noun
1.
a container with a long nozzle for applying lubricating oil to machinery
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