case oil

noun

Definition of case oil

: kerosene contained in 5-gallon tin cans packed by twos in wooden cases

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First Known Use of case oil

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for case oil

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“Case oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case%20oil. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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