Synonyms for oiler

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OILER

Twice Neville had taken the throttle and sent his oiler to clear the suctions.

In the engine-room the oiler could no longer move from the throttle.

Oiler turned to Shawn and said, "We'll not go back to-night."

Oiler did not answer him but yelled to Shawn, "Hold her steady and fast!"

This plan enabled the oiler and the correspondent to get respite together.

And so the oiler, who was at the oars, turned the boat straight for the shore.

It might have been an oiler or a repair-ship, or it might not have even been Navy.

You might's well hand me that oiler, too, off'n the sink shelf.

"Yes, sir: and I thought you had gone ashore with them," added the oiler.

Jack had to be content with the less euphonious title "Th' oiler."

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., "olive oil," from Anglo-French and Old North French olie, from Old French oile, uile "oil" (12c., Modern French huile), from Latin oleum "oil, olive oil" (source of Spanish, Italian olio), from Greek elaion "olive tree," from elaia (see olive). Old English æle, Dutch olie, German Öl, etc. all are from Latin. It meant "olive oil" exclusively till c.1300, when meaning began to be extended to any fatty, greasy substance. Use for "petroleum" first recorded 1520s, but not common until 19c. The artist's oils (1660s), short for oil-color (1530s), are paints made by grinding pigment in oil.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OILER

oil well

nounhole to extract oil
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.