Derrick

Metal tower above a well the purpose of which is to lift and lower tubes and tools into the well.

derrick

a large load-bearing structure, usually of bolted construction. In drilling, the standard derrick has four legs standing at the corners of the substructure and reaching to the crown block. The substructure is an assembly of heavy beams used to elevate the derrick and provide space to install blowout preventers, casingheads, and so forth. Because the standard derrick must be assembled piece by piece, it has largely been replaced by the mast, which can be lowered and raised without disassembly. ...

Derrick

A derrick is a lifting device composed of one tower, or guyed mast such as a pole which is hinged freely at the bottom. A basic type of derrick is controlled by lines (usually four of them) connected to the top of the mast, powered by some means such as man-hauling or motors, so that the pole can move in all four directions. A separate line runs d...
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Derrick

A lifting device composed of one mast or pole and a boom or jib which is hinged freely at the bottom.
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Derrick

• (n.) A mast, spar, or tall frame, supported at the top by stays or guys, with suitable tackle for hoisting heavy weights, as stones in building. • (n.) The pyramidal structure or tower over a deep drill hole, such as that of an oil well.
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derrick

noun a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom
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Derrick

Naval A hangman named Derrick in the time of Queen Elizabeth I used to hang his `victims' from a spar fitted with a purchase and topping lift. This gave to the lifting appliance the name now generally used.
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Derrick

[name] Derrick is both a masculine given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include: Given name: Surname: ...
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Derrick

Der'rick noun [ Orig., a gallows, from a hangman named Derrick . The name is of Dutch origin; Dutch Diederik , Dierryk , prop. meaning, chief of the people; confer Anglo-Saxon pe├│dric , English Theodoric , German Dietrich . See Dutch , and Rich
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Derrick

A derrick is a lofty, portable, temporary, crane-like structure consisting of a single post or pole, supported by stays and guys, to which a boom with a pulley or pulleys is attached, used in loading and unloading vessels, etc. They were invented in 1857 by Bishop for raising sunken vessels and named after the 17th century Tyburn hangman, Derrick.
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Derrick

a hangman
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Derrick

A hoisting device, usually made up of a guyed mast, a boom hinged to it, and pulley ropes.
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Derrick

A lifting device composed of one mast or pole and a boom or jib which is hinged freely at the bottom.
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Derrick

A lifting device composed of one mast or pole and a boom or jib which is hinged freely at the bottom.
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derrick

A type of crane found on merchant ships, the name is believed to have been the name of a London hangman named Derrick of the 17th century.
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derrick

apparatus with a tackle rigged at the end of a beam for hoisting and lowering. Its name is derived from that of a famous early 17th-century hangman ... [2 related articles]
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Derrick

Derrick is an English name for boys. The meaning is `taented ruler of the people` The name Derrick is most commonly given to American boys. What do they use in other countries? Diede Derek (English) The name sounds like: Derryck, Derrik, Derreck, Derick Similar names are: Dedrick, Delrick, Aerrick, Herrick, Kerrick, Merrick See also: Darrick, Jerri...
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derrick

derrick: see crane.
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derrick

hoisting mechanism using a boom and a central post
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Derrick

Metal tower erected vertically above a well for the purpose of lifting and lowering tubes and tools into the well.
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derrick

Simple lifting machine consisting of a pole carrying a block and tackle. Derricks are commonly used on ships that carry freight. In the oil industry the tower used for hoisting the drill pipes is known as a derrick
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Derrick

The tower-like structure that houses most of the drilling controls.
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derrick

[n] - a framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered 2. [n] - a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom
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