oil pan


oil pan
noun
: the lower section of the crankcase used as a lubricating-oil reservoir on an internal-combustion engine

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the bottom part of the crankcase of an internal-combustion engine in which the oil used to lubricate the engine accumulates.
[1905-10]

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oil pan noun
The sump in an internal-combustion engine
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Main Entry:oil

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oil pan,
a detachable metal housing of an engine containing the lubricating oil.

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n. the bottom section of the crankcase of an internal combustion engine, serving as the reservoir for its lubricating oil

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noun, pl ⋯ pans [count]
chiefly US : the lower part of an engine that holds the oil — called also (Brit) sump

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ˈoil pan [oil pan oil pans] noun (NAmE)
= sump

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • oil pan — n AmE a part of an engine that contains the supply of oil British Equivalent: sump …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oil pan — oil ,pan noun AMERICAN the part at the bottom of an engine that holds the oil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oil pan — oil′ pan n. aum the bottom part of the crankcase of an internal combustion engine, in which the oil used to lubricate the engine accumulates …   From formal English to slang

  • oil pan — n. the lower part of the crankcase of an internal combustion engine, serving as a lubricating oil reservoir …   English World dictionary

  • oil pan — The removable metal chamber or bowl (usually of sheet steel or cast alloy) at the bottom of the crankcase into which the oil drains to be stored. The oil drain plug is found at the bottom of this pan and can be removed to allow the old oil to… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • oil pan — noun Date: 1908 the lower section of the crankcase used as a lubricating oil reservoir on an internal combustion engine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oil pan — the bottom part of the crankcase of an internal combustion engine in which the oil used to lubricate the engine accumulates. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • oil pan — noun (C) AmE a part of an engine that holds the supply of oil; sump (2) BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oil pan — noun N. Amer. an engine sump …   English new terms dictionary