Synonyms for derrick

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Most of the barges had derrick masts, and all these masts were moving.

Where the derrick had stood was the mouth of the twenty-inch casing.

The cable that ran from it was entangled with the wreckage of the derrick, but it had not been cut.

And there, where the derrick had stood, was a tall plume of white.

Wisbech said he wished to see Derrick Nasmyth, and the man nodded.

He has a new hay derrick, and I rode a horse and worked the derrick.

One of them said that the wrecking-crew would be along with a derrick in a few hours.

One derrick is in flames and beside it a pool of raw petroleum is burning.

A Tatar had gone to the derrick with a lantern to fetch a tool.

"That's the derrick, by which the drill is worked—yes, Miss," the brakeman said.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, originally "hangman," then "a gallows," then "hoist, crane" (1727), from surname of a hangman at Tyburn gallows, London, c.1606-1608, often referred to in contemporary theater. The name represents a late borrowing from the Low Countries (cf. Dutch Diederik) of Old High German Theodric.