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wellhead

[wel-hed] /ˈwɛlˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a fountainhead; source.
2.
Also called wellhouse. a shelter for a well.
3.
the assemblage of equipment attached to the opening of an oil or gas well.
adjective
4.
noting or pertaining to petroleum, natural gas, etc., at the place and time at which it leaves the ground:
a wellhead price.
Origin of wellhead
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English welleheved. See well2, head
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wellhead

/ˈwɛlˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the source of a well or stream
2.
a source, fountainhead, or origin
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