oil rig

noun
rig used in drilling for oil or gas
Syn: ↑drill rig, ↑drilling rig, ↑oilrig
Hypernyms: ↑rig
Hyponyms: ↑drilling platform, ↑offshore rig

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oil rig noun
1. The complete plant (machinery, structures, etc) required for oil-well drilling
2. (loosely) a mobile oil platform
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Main Entry:oil

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oil rig UK US noun [countable] [singular oil rig plural oil rigs]
an oil platform and all the machines and equipment used on it

He works on the oil rigs.

a former oil rig worker

Thesaurus: drilling for oilhyponym

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n. a structure with equipment for drilling and servicing an oil well

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noun, pl ⋯ rigs [count]
: a structure above an oil well on land or in the sea that has special equipment attached to it for drilling and removing oil from the ground — called also oil platform

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ˈoil rig [oil rig oil rigs] (also ˈoil platform) noun
a large structure with equipment for getting oil from under the ground or under the sea

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Oil rig — may refer to Drilling rig, an apparatus for on land oil drilling Oil platform, an apparatus for offshore oil drilling OIL RIG or OILRIG may refer to : a mnemonic for differentiating the reactions of oxidizing agents : Oxidation Is Loss …   Wikipedia

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  • oil rig — also oil .platform n a large structure on the land or in the sea, which has equipment for getting oil from under the ground …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oil rig — oil rigs N COUNT An oil rig is a structure on land or in the sea that is used when getting oil from the ground …   English dictionary

  • oil rig — ► NOUN ▪ an oil platform …   English terms dictionary

  • oil rig — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms oil rig : singular oil rig plural oil rigs an oil platform and all the machines and equipment used on it He works on the oil rigs. a former oil rig worker …   English dictionary

  • oil rig — noun A rig, consisting of platform and machinery, used to drill for oil and other petroleum products like natural gas. Syn: drill rig, drilling rig …   Wiktionary

  • oil rig — /ˈɔɪl rɪg/ (say oyl rig) noun the entire structure including all the apparatus needed in drilling for oil …   Australian English dictionary

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