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Meaning of DERRICK

Pronunciation:  'derik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom
  2. [n]  a framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered
 

DERRICK is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: crane, frame, framework, framing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Der"rick\, n. [Orig., a gallows, from a hangman named
    Derrick. The name is of Dutch origin; D. Diederik, Dierryk,
    prop. meaning, chief of the people; cf. AS. pe['o]dric, E.
    Theodoric, G. Dietrich. See {Dutch}, and {Rich}.]
    A mast, spar, or tall frame, supported at the top by stays or
    guys, with suitable tackle for hoisting heavy weights, as
    stones in building.
    
    {Derrick crane}, a combination of the derrick and the crane,
       having facility for hoisting and also for swinging the
       load horizontally.
    
    
  2. \Der"rick\, n. (Mining)
    The pyramidal structure or tower over a deep drill hole, such
    as that of an oil well.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing derricks in your dream, symbolizes obstacles standing in your road towards success.
 
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