Definitions for oilerˈɔɪ lər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oil•erˈɔɪ lər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that oils.

  2. a worker employed to oil machinery.

  3. Ref: oilcan .

  4. Often, oilers. an oilskin garment.

    Category: Clothing

  5. a ship that carries large oil cargoes.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  6. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: oil well .

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oiler(noun)

    a worker who oils engines or machinery

  2. oil well, oiler(noun)

    a well that yields or has yielded oil

  3. oil tanker, oiler, tanker, tank ship(noun)

    a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk


  1. oiler(Noun)

    An oil tanker

  2. oiler(Noun)

    An oil well

  3. oiler(Noun)

    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

  1. oiler

    A naval or merchant tanker specially equipped and rigged for replenishing other ships at sea.


  1. Replenishment oiler

    A replenishment oiler is a naval auxiliary ship with fuel tanks and dry cargo holds, which can replenish other ships while underway on the high seas. Several countries have used replenishment oilers. The US Navy hull classification symbol for this type of ship was AOR. Replenishment oilers are slower and carry fewer dry stores than the US Navy's fast combat support ships.


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