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[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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Examples for oilcan
  • Employing a boss not weaned from an oilcan has a precedent.
  • The oilcan should be the type with a tiny tube that allows focused spraying of small items from different angles.
  • One pint of oilcan make a slick larger than a football field.
British Dictionary definitions for oilcan

oilcan

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