Definition of oilman
1 : an oil company executive
2 : an oil field worker
Recent Examples of oilman from the Web
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 Teapot Dome scandal of the early 1920s, oilmen bribed officials at the Interior Department to gain ownership of an oil field owned by the U.S. Navy.
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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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