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oilman

[oil-man, -muh n] /ˈɔɪlˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural oilmen
[oil-men, -muh n] /ˈɔɪlˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person who owns or operates oil wells or an executive in the petroleum industry.
2.
a person who retails or delivers oil, especially fuel oil for furnaces.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see oil, man1
Usage note
See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for oilman

oilman

/ˈɔɪlmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a person who owns or operates oil wells
2.
a person who makes or sells oil
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