wildcat well, wildcat(noun)
an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat(noun)
a cruelly rapacious person
any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices
"wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks"; "wildcat stock speculation"; "a wildcat airline"; "wildcat life insurance schemes"
unauthorized, unauthorised, wildcat(adj)
without official authorization
"an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage"
(of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive
"drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation"; "a wildcat mine"; "wildcat drilling"; "wildcat wells"
relating to oil exploration in an area where no oil has been found before
You'd have to be very rich or very desperate to go wildcatting that far east.
unauthorized by the proper authorities
unsound; worthless; irresponsible; unsafe
a caliber of ammunition derived by amending another type of cartridge and not made by commercial manufacturers.
In the labor movement, anything done outside of the control of bosses or trade unions.
an offensive formation characterized by a direct snap to a running back and an unbalanced offensive line
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How to use wildcat in a sentence?
We are sympathetic to the high cost of housing in Santa Cruz and the pressure this puts on TAs, but a wildcat strike is not the way to get relief.
The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.
Where there are no tigers, a wildcat is very self-important.
From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.
Translations for wildcat
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- غير جدير بالثقةArabic
- cath wylltWelsh
- Wildkatze, wilde KatzeGerman
- gato montés, gato salvajeSpanish
- گربه وحشیPersian
- villikissa, villi, luvaton, metsäkissa, korpilakkoFinnish
- chat sauvageFrench
- vadmacska, dögHungarian
- חֲתוּל הַבָּרHebrew
- 山猫, ヤマネコJapanese
- gato-selvagem, gato-montês, gato-bravoPortuguese
- лесна́я ко́шка, лесно́й кот, ди́кий кот, ди́кая ко́шка, [[сква́жина]] [[пробурённая]] [[науга́д]]Russian
- meahccebussá, vildabussáNorthern Sami
- yaban kedisiTurkish
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