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oiler (n.)

late 13c., "maker or seller of oil," from oil (n.) + -er (1). By 1861 as "appliance for distributing oil in machines;" by 1916 as "navy vessel carrying oil for use by other ships."

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Definitions of oiler from WordNet

oiler (n.)
a worker who oils engines or machinery;
oiler (n.)
a well that yields or has yielded oil;
Synonyms: oil well
oiler (n.)
a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk;
Synonyms: oil tanker / tanker / tank ship
From wordnet.princeton.edu