train oil


: oil from a marine animal (such as a whale)

Examples of train oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in a disappointing departure from the plot of Armageddon, NASA has opted not to train oil drillers to insert a nuclear warhead into the asteroid, which, also unlike the movie, poses no threat of striking the Earth. Mike Miller,, 26 Sep. 2022

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Word History


obsolete train train oil, from Middle English trane, from Middle Dutch trane or Middle Low German trān; akin to Old High German trahan tear

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of train oil was in the 15th century

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“Train oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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