Meaning of DERRICK in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈderɪk ]

n. 1 a kind of crane for moving or lifting heavy weights, having a movable pivoted arm. 2 the framework over an oil well or similar excavation, holding the drilling machinery. [obs. senses hangman, gallows, f. the name of a London hangman c.1600]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.