gush·​er ˈgə-shər How to pronounce gusher (audio)
: one that gushes
specifically : an oil well with a copious natural flow

Examples of gusher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a gusher in August 2022, firefighters rescued eight people from a minivan submerged in the underpass. Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, The Denver Post, 16 May 2024 Boeing’s leaders delivered gushers of cash to shareholders through stock buybacks and dividends — $68 billion since 2010, according to Melius Research — rather than investing in future all-new airplanes. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 10 Apr. 2024 The gusher that followed ignited a drilling frenzy in the Permian Basin, from West Texas to southeastern New Mexico. Mark Olalde, ProPublica, 22 Feb. 2024 Trump, for his part, would like to increase tariffs and pump out gushers of oil. Josh Boak, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for gusher 

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gusher was in 1864

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“Gusher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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gush·​er ˈgəsh-ər How to pronounce gusher (audio)
: one that gushes
especially : an oil well with a very plentiful natural flow
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