Associations to the word «Oiler»


OILER, noun. (nautical) An oil tanker
OILER, noun. An oil well
OILER, noun. A junior role in the engine room of a ship, senior only to a wiper, consisting mainly of keeping machinery lubricated.
OILER, noun. (firearms) A small (typically thumb-sized) metal container of oil, often containing an integral brush.

Dictionary definition

OILER, noun. A worker who oils engines or machinery.
OILER, noun. A well that yields or has yielded oil.
OILER, noun. A cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats