Noun(1) an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field(2) a cruelly rapacious person(3) any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
Adjective(1) outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices(2) without official authorization(3) (of a mine or oil well
(1) And when shop floor workers became dissatisfied, they staged increasing numbers of ‘unofficial’ or wildcat strikes.(2) I soon found out she was not a kid. She was a regular little wildcat .(3) The effect of the industrial action was compounded by a wildcat strike held by railway train guards the same morning.(4) The 12-month dispute saw extensive industrial action, including wildcat strikes by teachers and walkouts by students.(5) A highly adaptable wildcat of North America, the Bobcat has managed to survive in healthy numbers in a variety of habitats, consuming a diverse spectrum of prey, in both wild and inhabited regions.(6) And at the time of writing we are seeing the first unofficial wildcat strikes in the civil service for 16 years!(7) This has seen members strike for two days in both February and April, and take part in a number of unofficial wildcat strikes.(8) Naturally no banker likes to see money drawn out of his institution and put into a wildcat investment where neither he nor anybody else thereabout will ever see it again.(9) Dresser's team is fine-tuning the cloning of small cats like the African wildcat , as well as the largest: tigers.(10) I think she played the boss' daughter and Kevin liked her but she was a real wildcat .(11) Domestic cats are thought to have descended from the African subspecies of the wildcat .(12) Since Dolly's creation in 1996 a variety of other animals have been duplicated, including a caracal cat and an African wildcat .(13) A big wildcat can kill roe deer fawns, and sometimes even does.(14) Those of you who might consider investing in a wildcat venture should also remember that the quality of geologic professional advice varies.(15) Over the years, Owen Newman and I had filmed cheetahs, lions, leopards, African wildcats and servals (for the first ever film of them) but never caracals.(16) Though more tolerant of people than many other wildcats , bobcats tend to avoid large cultivated areas.