oil field


noun

an area in which there are large deposits of oil.

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Origin of oil field

First recorded in 1890–95
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Example sentences from the Web for oil field

  • The oil-field is a busy bustling place, covered with tall derricks and giving employment to many drillers and mechanics.

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British Dictionary definitions for oil field

oilfield
/ (ˈɔɪlˌfiːld) /

noun

an area containing reserves of petroleum, esp one that is already being exploited
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Scientific definitions for oil field

oil field

An area with reserves of recoverable petroleum, especially one with several oil-producing wells.
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