oil patch

oil" patch`

(?), n. 1. A geographical region from which petroleum is extracted.
[PJC]

2. The petroleum producing industry; as, low oil prices cause hard times in the oil patch.
[PJC]

oil" rig`

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oil"rig`

n. A structure and associated machinery used in drilling for oil or gas; it is usually in the form of a tower. Called also drilling rig.
Syn. -- drill rig, drilling rig, oil rig.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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