Associations to the word «Derrick»

Wiktionary

DERRICK, noun. A device that is used for lifting and moving large objects
DERRICK, noun. A framework that is constructed over a mine or oil well for the purpose of boring or lowering pipes.
DERRICK, noun. A hangman (obsolete)
DERRICK, proper noun. A male given name, variant spelling of Derek.

Dictionary definition

DERRICK, noun. A framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered.
DERRICK, noun. A simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom.

Wise words

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