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Definition of "wellhead" []

  • The source of a well or stream. (noun)
  • A principal source; a fountainhead. (noun)
  • The structure built over a well. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wellhead" in a sentence
  • "The worst case scenario, if the wellhead is lost, could be 6 million barrels a day, or 4 Exxon Valdezes per week."
  • "He suspects a part of the pipe installation known as the wellhead, which sits on the seafloor, may have failed, releasing large amount of gas, he said."
  • "If they are indeed communicated, pressure will build on the wellhead, which is exactly what's happening."