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See also: oilcanning


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In reference to the technique used to operate an oil can, holding it between the index and middle fingers while applying pressure to the bottom to pump out oil.


oil-canning (uncountable)

  1. (roofing) A moderate deformation or buckling of sheet material, particularly common with flat sheet metal surfaces.
  2. (manufacturing) The movement of a perceived flat surface due to the application of an external force.