oilcan

noun oil·can \ ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌkan \

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

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oilcan

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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