- an area in which there are large deposits of oil.
Origin of oil field
First recorded in 1890–95
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The oil-field is a busy bustling place, covered with tall derricks and giving employment to many drillers and mechanics.A Civil Servant in Burma
Herbert Thirkel White
- An area with reserves of recoverable petroleum, especially one with several oil-producing wells.
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