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Word forms: (regular plural) oil pans
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) An oil pan is the place under an engine that holds the engine oil.
⇒ He had already checked the oil pan for leakage and had seen none. ⇒ A vehicle's oil pan is a metal pan that is attached to the bottom of an engine's crankcase. ⇒ Remove the oil plug and drain out all the oil from the oil pan.