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    wildcat

    wildcat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wildcat

    Definition
    (noun) an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    Synonyms : wildcat well
    Definition
    (noun) a cruelly rapacious person
    Synonyms : beast , brute , savage , wolf
    Definition
    (noun) any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild Definition
    (adj) outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices
    Example Sentence
    • wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks
    • wildcat stock speculation
    • a wildcat airline
    • wildcat life insurance schemes
    Definition
    (adj) without official authorization
    Synonyms : unauthorised , unauthorized
    Example Sentence
    • an unauthorized strike
    • wildcat work stoppage
    Definition
    (adj) (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive
    Example Sentence
    • drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation
    • a wildcat mine
    • wildcat drilling
    • wildcat wells
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