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derrick

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈderɪk/
TRANSPORT a type of crane (= tall machine for moving heavy things) with a long part like an arm, used especially for moving things on and off ships
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION a tower above an oil well which supports the drill (= machine for making a hole in the ground)
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