Definitions for oilerˈɔɪ lər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person or thing that oils.
a worker employed to oil machinery.
Ref: oilcan .
Often, oilers. an oilskin garment.
a ship that carries large oil cargoes.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Category: Common Vocabulary
Ref: oil well .
Origin of oiler:
a worker who oils engines or machinery
oil well, oiler(noun)
a well that yields or has yielded oil
oil tanker, oiler, tanker, tank ship(noun)
a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk
An oil tanker
An oil well
A junior role in the engine room of a ship, senior only to a wiper, consisting mainly of keeping machinery lubricated.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A naval or merchant tanker specially equipped and rigged for replenishing other ships at sea.