Definition of oiler in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɔɪlə


1A thing that holds or supplies oil, in particular:
1.1An oil tanker.
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  • With similar dimensions, it will also match Westralia's capabilities once converted from an oiler to underway replenishment ship.
  • Future tests are planned for the Merlin with RFA vessels, in particular auxiliary oilers and auxiliary oil and replenishment ships.
  • The 180-metre long oilers, officially classified as Large Fleet Tankers, are fitted with two Vulcan Phalanx close-in weapon systems.
1.2An oilcan.
1.3North American informal An oil well.
2 (oilers) North American informal Oilskin garments: Roy, in his oilers, did not get wet

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