Definition of go-devil in English:

go-devil

noun

North american
historical
  • 1A gadget used in farming, logging, or drilling for oil, in particular.

    1. 1.1A crude sled, used chiefly for dragging logs.
      • ‘Attention, during all the trips a carer/guide is present, both on the go-devils and bicycles.’
    2. 1.2A jointed apparatus for cleaning pipelines.
      • ‘At present neither go-devil can sample formation fluids, but it should be feasible to develop this capability.’
      • ‘The ends of said body are adapted to the inner cross-section of the conduit in such a way that the outside of the go-devil tightly rests on the inside of the conduit over the entire circumference thereof.’
      • ‘Certain tools can work as a go-devil because their diameter is very close to 3.75 in.’

Pronunciation:

go-devil

/ˈɡōˌdevəl/