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moon pool

noun
1.
(in the oil industry) an open shaft in the centre of the hull of a ship engaged in deep-sea drilling through which drilling takes place
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  • Through my close study of the moon pool papers I had formed a mental image of their writer.

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  • Those who read the story created a great demand for further adventures in the strange domain of the "moon pool."

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