Meaning of DERRICK in English

[ 'dɛrɪk ]

■ noun

1》 a kind of crane with a movable pivoted arm.

2》 the framework over an oil well, holding the drilling machinery.


C17 (denoting a hangman, also the gallows): from Derrick , the surname of a London hangman.

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