Meaning of DERRICK in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈder-ik, ˈde-rik ]


Etymology: obsolete derrick hangman, gallows, from Derick, name of 17th century English hangman

Date: circa 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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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.