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derricknoun [C]

us   /ˈder·ɪk/
a type of crane (= machine with a part like a long arm) used for moving heavy things esp. on ships, or a tall structure above a well (= hole in the ground) from which oil is taken
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derricknoun [C]

uk   /ˈderɪk/ us  
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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