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oil rignoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​largestructure with ​equipment for ​removingoil 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 ​oilrig 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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