ring-oil

transitive verb

ˈriŋˌȯil
: to oil (a bearing) by conveying the oil to the point to be lubricated by means of a ring that rests upon and turns with the journal and dips into a reservoir containing the lubricant

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from ring oiler

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“Ring-oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-oil. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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