oil bag

noun

Definition of oil bag

: a canvas bag containing cotton, oakum, or other absorbent material soaked with oil that is sometimes dropped with a sea anchor to create an oil slick tending to reduce surface wave violence

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“Oil bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20bag. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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