Meaning of DERRICK in English

[der.rick] n [obs. derrick hangman, gallows, fr. Derick, name of 17th cent. Eng. hangman] (ca. 1752) 1: a hoisting apparatus employing a tackle rigged at the end of a beam

2: 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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