dry hole

dry hole
noun
1. : a hole drilled (as through rock in a quarry) without using water
2. : a well that does not yield oil or gas in commercial quantities — called also dry well, duster

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any well drilled for oil or gas that does not yield enough to be commercially profitable. Also called duster.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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dry hole noun
1. A well that does not yield commercially viable quantities of oil or gas
2. An unsuccessful project (figurative)
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Main Entry:dry

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dry hole,
a well which after drilling yields little or no oil or gas.

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n. a well drilled for oil or gas but yielding none

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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