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derricknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈder.ɪk/ specialized
a ​type of crane (= a ​machine with a ​part like an ​arm), used for ​moving things on and off ​ships a ​tower above an ​oil well that ​supports the drill (= the ​machine for making a ​hole in the ​ground)
(Definition of derrick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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derricknoun [C]

 us   /ˈder·ɪk/
a ​type of ​crane (= ​machine with a ​part like a ​longarm) used for ​movingheavy things esp. on ​ships, or a ​tallstructure above a well (= ​hole in the ​ground) from which ​oil is taken
(Definition of derrick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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derricknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈderɪk/
TRANSPORT a ​type of crane (= ​tallmachine for ​movingheavy things) with a ​longpart 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)
(Definition of derrick from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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