oil well

noun
|Updated on: 31 Jul 2018

Definition of oil well

: a well from which petroleum is obtained

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First Known Use of oil well

1847

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OIL WELL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of oil well for English Language Learners

  • : a hole that has been drilled into the ground through which oil can be removed


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