oiler

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From Middle English oyler, equivalent to oil +‎ -er.

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oiler (plural oilers)

  1. One who or that which oils.
    1. An assistant in the engine room of a ship, senior only to a wiper, mainly responsible for keeping machinery lubricated.
  2. (nautical) An oil tanker.
  3. An oil well.
  4. (firearms) A small (typically thumb-sized) metal container of oil, often containing an integral brush.
  5. (informal) An oilskin coat.

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