oil rig

oil rig
oil rig ˈoil rig noun [countable]
a large structure with equipment for getting oil from under the sea bottom or under the ground

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oil rig UK US noun [C]
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION a large structure with equipment for getting oil from under the ground or the sea: »

The oil rig was moved into position this week off Cuba's north-west coast.


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  • oil rig — also oil .platform n a large structure on the land or in the sea, which has equipment for getting oil from under the ground …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oil rig — oil rigs N COUNT An oil rig is a structure on land or in the sea that is used when getting oil from the ground …   English dictionary

  • oil rig — ► NOUN ▪ an oil platform …   English terms dictionary

  • oil rig — noun rig used in drilling for oil or gas • Syn: ↑drill rig, ↑drilling rig, ↑oilrig • Hypernyms: ↑rig • Hyponyms: ↑drilling platform, ↑offshore rig * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil rig — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms oil rig : singular oil rig plural oil rigs an oil platform and all the machines and equipment used on it He works on the oil rigs. a former oil rig worker …   English dictionary

  • oil rig — noun A rig, consisting of platform and machinery, used to drill for oil and other petroleum products like natural gas. Syn: drill rig, drilling rig …   Wiktionary

  • oil rig — /ˈɔɪl rɪg/ (say oyl rig) noun the entire structure including all the apparatus needed in drilling for oil …   Australian-English dictionary

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