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See also: Derrick
derrick (plural derricks)
- A device that is used for lifting and moving large objects
- A framework that is constructed over a mine or oil well for the purpose of boring or lowering pipes.
- A hangman (obsolete)
- For "hangman": 1949, John Dover Wilson (compiler), Life in Shakespeare's England. A Book of Elizabethan Prose, Cambridge at the University Press. 1st ed. 1911, 2nd ed. 1913, 8th reprint. In Glossary and Notes
device used for lifting and moving large objects