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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An oilman who drills exploratory wells in territory not known to be an oil field.

Usage examples (33)
  • He's a wildcatter, taking over an old mine whose riches are mostly gone.
  • But tomorrow's oil prospector will be more high-tech engineer than wildcatter.
  • Like a west Texas wildcatter, Perot has an instinct for tapping gushers of discontent.
  • As a born wildcatter, he's doing what he loves: studying geology and buying up promising acreage. for more
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