Definition of oilman
1 : an oil company executive
2 : an oil field worker
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When the University of Colorado's board of regents appointed former oilman and GOP booster Bruce Benson as the university's president in 2008, that move similarly riled professors and students, especially at the flagship campus in liberal Boulder.
During a trip to New Zealand this week, Tillerson was asked how his past as an oilman might help resolve the crisis.
Clinton kept America as a voluntary participant but, when Gore lost the 2000 election to George W. Bush, the former Texas oilman promptly withdrew after taking office.
Lonestar has Fort Worth roots, having been established by oilman Dub Stocker as Texas International Energy Partners.
His character was also a suspect in the 1980 series cliffhanger that left the world wondering who shot the oilman J. R. Ewing.
His character was also a suspect in the 1980 series cliffhanger that left the world wondering who shot ornery oilman J.R. Ewing.
In the fall of 2015, Classic Empire was purchased for $475,000 at that sale by John Oxley, a then-78-year-old Oklahoma oilman who had won the 2001 Kentucky Derby with Monarchos.
Up for Senate reelection more than 60 years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson became gripped by fear that nonprofits were pumping large sums of cash into efforts to elect his opponent, a millionaire rancher and oilman named Dudley Dougherty.
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Definition of oilman for English Language Learners
: a person (usually a man) who owns or works for an oil company
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