wildcatter

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Noun[edit]

wildcatter (plural wildcatters)

  1. (US) Someone who drills for oil speculatively
  2. A worker who participates in a wildcat strike
  3. (firearms) person who makes wildcat ammunition and the guns that use them.
    Roy Weatherby began his career in the firearms industry as a “wildcatter”, developing his revolutionary ideas about rifle cartridge performance and design.[1]