Go"-dev"il (?), n. (Mach.)
A weight which is dropped into a bore, as of an oil well, to explode a cartridge previously lowered.
A device, as a loosely fitted plug, which is driven through a pipe by the pressure of the contents behind the plug to clear away obstructions.
A rough sled or dray used for dragging logs, hauling stone, etc. [Local, U. S.]
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