a smooth area on the surface of water caused by the presence of oil.
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Origin of oil slick
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby oil slick
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Example sentences from the Web for oil slick
The oil-slick left behind by his wake was so heavy that, even in the failing light, it was visible for several miles.Sea-Hounds|Lewis R. Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for oil slick
a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship
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