Meaning of “oil rig” in the English Dictionary

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"oil rig" in British English

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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)

"oil rig" in Business English

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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)