1. a device that is inserted into a pipeline for the purpose of cleaning; a line scraper. Also called a pig. 2. a device that is lowered into the borehole of a well for various purposes such as enclosing surveying instruments, detonating instruments, and the like.
Go'-dev'il noun (Machinery) (a) A weight which is dropped into a bore, as of an oil well, to explode a cartridge previously lowered. (b) A device, as a loosely fitted plug, which is driven through a pipe by the pressure of the contents behind the plug to clear away obstructions. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/G/40
• (n.) A rough sled or dray used for dragging logs, hauling stone, etc. • (n.) A weight which is dropped into a bore, as of an oil well, to explode a cartridge previously lowered. • (n.) A device, as a loosely fitted plug, which is driven through a pipe by the pressure of the contents behind the plug to clear away obstructions.Go-dev...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/go-devil/
The go-devil was a simple one-horse sled used for hauling trees in logging. Ralph C. Bryant describes it in his pioneering textbook Logging (1913) as follows: The go-devil is a product of the camp blacksmith shop. It is a rough sled having two unshod hardwood runners, which are preferably of yellow birch, selected from timbers having a natural cro...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go-devil
A hand-powered railroad car (see Handcar and Draisine ), or a small gasoline powered railroad car .Found on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary256.php
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