Definitions for "Derrick"
Keywords:  hoist, spar, crane, boom, mast
A mast, spar, or tall frame, supported at the top by stays or guys, and usually pivoted at the base, with suitable tackle for hoisting heavy weights, such as stones in building.
The pyramidal structure or tower over a deep drill hole, such as that of an oil well (also called an oil derrick .
A single spar supported by stays and guys, to which a purchase is attached, used to hoist cargo when unloading a vessels.
Derrick is a famous German TV series produced by Telenova Film- und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector (Oberinspektor) Stephan Derrick (Horst Tappert) and his loyal assistant Inspector (Kriminalhauptmeister) Harry Klein (Fritz Wepper), who solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings (with only three unsolved cases).
Hangman; gallows. From the name of a Tyburn hangman (c. 1600). The first hangman at Tyburn was reported to be named Bull.