oil slick

noun

Definition of oil slick

: a film of oil floating on water

Examples of oil slick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reported location is near the site of a miles-long brown and black oil slick visible in aerial photos first published Wednesday by The Associated Press. NBC News, 5 Sep. 2021 The reported location is near the site of a miles-long brown and black oil slick visible in aerial photos first published Wednesday by The Associated Press. Michael Biesecker, Chron, 4 Sep. 2021 The reported location is near the site of a miles-long brown and black oil slick visible in aerial photos first published Wednesday by The Associated Press. al, 4 Sep. 2021 The reported location is near the site of a miles-long brown and black oil slick visible in aerial photos first published Wednesday by The Associated Press. Michael Biesecker, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Sep. 2021 The reported location is near the site of a miles-long brown and black oil slick visible in aerial photos first published Wednesday by The Associated Press. Michael Biesecker, chicagotribune.com, 4 Sep. 2021 And speaking of oils, Dempsey is a big fan, but advises against those that make your face look like an oil slick. Jessica Radlof, Glamour, 16 July 2021 Fallon’s Biden recalls frying peanuts on a Woodrow Wilson pinball machine, as well as the women of Scranton coiffing their beehive hairdos with the oil slick left by his old car. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 20 May 2021 Officials reported an oil slick and the smell of diesel fuel near the starting position of its last dive, about 60 miles north of the resort island of Bali, though there has been no conclusive evidence that they are linked to the submarine. NBC News, 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of oil slick

1887, in the meaning defined above

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8 Sep 2021

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“Oil slick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20slick. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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oil slick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oil slick

: a thin layer of oil that is floating on the surface of the ocean, a lake, etc.

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