Meaning of DERRICK in English

noun Etymology: obsolete ~ hangman, gallows, from Derick, name of 17th century English hangman Date: circa 1752 a hoisting apparatus employing a tackle rigged at the end of a beam, a framework or tower over a deep drill hole (as of an oil well) for supporting boring tackle or for hoisting and lowering

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