go-devil

noun
go-dev·​il | \ ˈgō-ˌde-vəl How to pronounce go-devil (audio) \

Definition of go-devil

: any of various devices: such as
a : a cultivator with wooden runners
b : a weight formerly dropped in a bored hole (as of an oil well) to set off an explosive
c : a cleaning scraper propelled through a pipeline
d : a handcar or small gasoline car used on a railroad
e : a child's sled

First Known Use of go-devil

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Go-devil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go-devil. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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