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See also: oilcanning



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.