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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