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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 der·rick /ˈdɛrɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Der·rick n.
 1. A mast, spar, or tall frame, supported at the top by stays or guys, and usually pivoted at the base, with suitable tackle for hoisting heavy weights, such as stones in building.
 2. Mining The pyramidal structure or tower over a deep drill hole, such as that of an oil well (also called an oil derrick .
 Derrick crane, a combination of the derrick and the crane, having facility for hoisting and also for swinging the load horizontally.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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