Wildcatter meaning

wīld'kăt'ər
One who is engaged in speculative mining or well drilling in areas not known to be productive.
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A promoter of speculative or fraudulent business enterprises.
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A worker who participates in a wildcat strike.
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(US) Someone who drills for oil speculatively.
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A worker who participates in a wildcat strike.
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(firearms) Person who makes wildcat ammunition and the guns that use them.

Roy Weatherby began his career in the firearms industry as a “wildcatter", developing his revolutionary ideas about rifle cartridge performance and design.

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