See also: Derrick
derrick (plural derricks)
- A device that is used for lifting and moving large objects.
- A framework that is constructed over a mine or oil well for the purpose of boring or lowering pipes.
- (obsolete) A hangman.
- 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
device used for lifting and moving large objects
framework constructed over a mine or oil well