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oil wellnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɔɪl ˌwel/  us   /ˈɔɪl ˌwel/
a ​hole that is made in the ​ground so that ​oil can be taken out of it
(Definition of oil well from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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oil wellnoun [C]

uk   us  
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION a ​hole that is made in the ​ground so that ​oil can be taken out of it: Drilling a 15,800-foot-deep ​oil well ​costs $7.5 million on ​average.
(Definition of oil well from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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