oilcan

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noun oil·can \ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌkan\

Definition of oilcan

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

1599

First Known Use of oilcan

1599


OILCAN Defined for English Language Learners

oilcan

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noun oil·can \ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌkan\

Definition of oilcan for English Language Learners

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

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