Definition of train oil in English:
noun[mass noun] chiefly historical
Oil obtained from the blubber of a whale (and formerly of other sea creatures), especially the right whale.
- I shudder when I think of the portions we received: seven or eight enormous black steaks, swimming in fried train oil, and garnished with bits of blubber.
- However, at this time there were already many established firms that produced train oil and thus held a certain monopoly.
- That's difficult for me to understand, however enlightened I may be with sun, moon, stearine, train oil, and tallow.
Definition of train oil in:
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