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oil rignoun [C]

uk   /ˈɔɪl rɪɡ/ us   /ˈɔɪl rɪɡ/
a large structure with equipment for removing oil from under the ground, especially from under the sea
(Definition of oil rig from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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oil rignoun [C]

uk   us  
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION a large structure with equipment for getting oil from under the ground or the sea: The oil rig was moved into position this week off Cuba's north-west coast.
(Definition of oil rig from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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