oilcan

noun
oil·​can | \ ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌkan How to pronounce oilcan (audio) \

Definition of oilcan

: a can for oil especially : a spouted can designed to release oil drop by drop (as for lubricating machinery)

First Known Use of oilcan

1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Oilcan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oilcan. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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oilcan

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How to pronounce oilcan (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of oilcan

: a can for holding oil especially : a can with a long thin part through which oil comes out slowly

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