derrick derrick  /ˈdɛ rɪk/


  1. (n) a framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered
  2. (n) a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom


  1. McCain speaks to reporters and pushes his energy proposals after touring an oil derrick near Bakersfield, California.
  2. Getting a nod of assent from the driller, Eskimo Roughneck Elijah Allen, 22, darted to the derrick ladder and scampered up the frosted rungs.
  3. He loved the thrill of finding a gusher, the throaty roar and sudden spout of oil through the derrick.


  1. Derrick Mahlum and Zander Clouse, Archbishop Murphy baseball

    Archbishop Murphy pitcher Derrick Mahlum throws a pitch during a game against Cedarcrest earlier in the season. Archbishop Murphy P/1B tags out a Cedarcrest player during a game earlier this season.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Carrollton's Derrick Nash, battling leukemia, looks to Michigan High School Football Coaches All-Star Game

    Derrick Nash will hit the football field for the first time since learning he had leukemia, but it won't be as a player.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Saginaw News

  3. Soul fullback Derrick Ross renews focus after shattering AFL rushing record

    Fullback Derrick Ross being pulled down. (Photo by Daryl Rule) Loading... It didn’t take long for Ross to top Kelly, as he did so during the first quarter. And there it was.
    on June 19, 2013     Source:

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  1. "Derrick Thomas was the cornerstone of the modern era of the Kansas City Chiefs and one of the most feared performers of his era," Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said. "Every head coach and offensive coordinator who faced the Chiefs during the 1990s...
    on Jan 31, 2009 By: Clark Hunt Source: Boston Herald

  2. "You can never have too much size," Gentry said. "You saw that in the Lakers series. We think both of those kids have an opportunity to turn into special players. The thing with Gani is he was the leading rebounder playing alongside (Derrick)...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Alvin Gentry Source: The Associated Press

  3. "It would mean a lot to us," Jacobs said Tuesday before the Giants held a jog-through workout. "Derrick works hard and he deserves it. He has been under the radar a lot, so if he can get this done and get these 52 yards and make that happen...
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Brandon Jacobs Source: International Herald Tribune

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