Definition of oiler in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈoilər/


1A thing that holds or supplies oil, in particular.
1.1An oil tanker.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.3A person who oils machinery.
Example sentences
  • Their father worked in construction as a crane operator, oiler and mechanic.
  • The engine oiler had a painfully swollen jaw, apparently from an abscessed tooth.
  • It could have been the work of someone of fairly low level experience, such as an oiler.
1.4North American informal An oil well.
2 (oilers) North American informal Oilskin garments.

Words that rhyme with oiler

boiler, broiler, Euler, spoiler, toiler

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Syllabification: oil·er

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