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derrick

See also: Derrick

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the name of British executioner Thomas Derrick, who invented the framework arrangement commonly known by this name to aid in the conduct of executions.

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NounEdit

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derrick (plural derricks)

  1. A device that is used for lifting and moving large objects
  2. A framework that is constructed over a mine or oil well for the purpose of boring or lowering pipes.
  3. A hangman (obsolete)

ReferencesEdit

  • For "hangman": 1949, John Dover Wilson (compiler), Life in Shakespeare's England. A Book of Elizabethan Prose, Cambridge at the University Press. 1st ed. 1911, 2nd ed. 1913, 8th reprint. In Glossary and Notes

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