go-devil: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gō'dev"ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a flexible, jointed apparatus forced through a pipeline to free it from obstructions.
  2. a dart dropped into a well, esp. an oil well, to explode a charge of dynamite or nitroglycerin previously placed in a desired position.
  3. a handcar.
  4. a sled used to drag or carry logs, stone, etc.
  5. Also calleda cultivator that rides on wooden runners and is used on listed furrows.
  6. any exceptionally fast or effective machine or appliance: That food processor is a real go-devil.
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