Translation of "oil slick" - English-Spanish dictionary

oil slick

noun uk us

a layer of oil that is floating over a large area of the surface of the sea, usually because an accident has caused it to escape from a ship or container a layer of a thick liquid used as fuel that is floating over a large area of the surface of the sea, usually because an accident has caused it to escape from a ship or container

marea negra, mancha de petróleo

(Translation of “oil slick” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)