oil pan

noun
Updated on: 24 Mar 2018

Definition of oil pan

: the lower section of the crankcase used as a lubricating-oil reservoir on an internal combustion engine

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First Known Use of oil pan

1908

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Definition of oil pan for English Language Learners

  • : the lower part of an engine that holds the oil


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