alt. A container with a long spout, for containing oil and delivering it in drops or small quantities for lubricating machinery n. A container with a long spout, for containing oil and delivering it in drops or small quantities for lubricating machinery
The Collaborative International Dictionary
oilcan \oil"can`\, n. A small can with a long spout used to apply oil to machinery, for purposes of lubrication.
n. a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery
Usage examples of "oilcan".
She could help Oilcan animate his ogres, but she could never see why the sculpture had to take a certain form, or move in a certain way, or make a certain sound.
She wanted a small army between her and the dragon, but in the end, she decided that if Oilcan was fine, that most likely she was wrong about the barrels.
Apparently realizing that they were all to follow Oilcan, it finally bounded after him.
When her grandfather died, her cousin Oilcan had been seventeen and Tinker had just turned thirteen.
When Oilcan came to live with them, he was black and blue from head to knees, and flinched at a raised hand.
He had intended using the oilcan in his hand to control the spread of the flames so that the fugitive would believe his helpless host in immediate danger of immolation.
Jar Jar scrambled back through the opening, groped about a bit, found the oilcan he had remembered, and brought it to the girl.
Dragons, Oilcan was telling her over the phone, had a weakness for sweets.
While Oilcan and Durrack were focused on the screen, Briggs and Little Horse and Cloudwalker were standing back and watching the dragon.
While he trusted Oilcan to be as forthright as Tinker, the NSA clearly saw themselves as separate powers with all that implied.
To his right, at the center of its lush lawn, was the towering Cathedral of Learning with Oilcan at its summit.
Tinker and Oilcan would always hit the shop once immediately after Startup to see what was new, and then several times a month to see what used music and videos were brought in by other customers.
Esme is there as Dorothy, Pony was the lion, and Oilcan was the tin man.
He moved along with his oilcan, making sure the machinery ran with a minimum of friction.
There was a saddlebag with spanner and oilcan, but no clue as to the owner.