Translation of derrick in Spanish:

derrick

torre de perforación, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdɛrɪk//ˈdɛrɪk/

noun

  • 1

    (over oil well)
    torre de perforación feminine
    derrick masculine
    • There were oil derricks and natural gas pipelines, grain elevators six stories high.
    • Oil wells no longer require derricks, so west county's 7,000 rickety towers are largely gone.
    • Soon drilling derricks, pipelines and roads carved up the region, and oil spills polluted lakes and rivers.
    • A 350 ft derrick will support the six-mile drill pipe, which could take more than a year to drive through the crust.
    • A few nameless shrubs, oil derricks and transmission towers line the far edges of the highway.
  • 2also derrick crane

    Nautical
    grúa feminine
    • Today, two derrick cranes will move the heavy reactor and its related equipment to a trailer with 360 wheels on the pier.
    • Timbers for the largest derricks could not be provided locally, so they were shipped from the West and the South.
    • The ship is self-sufficient in that it has its own derricks enabling to load and unload all over the world.
    • The derrick cranes being used for erection were then moved forward to the next segment and the cycle was repeated.
    • The vessel to be fitted with winches, derricks, wheels and ordinary runners capable of handling lifts up to 2 tons.