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Definition of Derrick


  1. 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.
  2. The pyramidal structure or tower over a deep drill hole, such as that of an oil well.

Derrick Translations

derrick in German is Ladebaum, Kranbaum
derrick in Italian is albero di carico
derrick in Swedish is lastkran