Definitions for oil well

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oil′ well`(n.)

  1. a well drilled to obtain petroleum.

    Category: Energy

Origin of oil well:

1840–50, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oil well, oiler(noun)

    a well that yields or has yielded oil

Wiktionary

  1. oil well(Noun)

    A hole drilled into the earth from which petroleum is pumped

Freebase

  1. Oil well

    An oil well is a general term for any boring through the Earth's surface that is designed to find and acquire petroleum oil hydrocarbons. Usually some natural gas is produced along with the oil. A well that is designed to produce mainly or only gas may be termed a gas well.

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