oil slick

noun

Definition of oil slick

:a film of oil floating on water

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First Known Use of oil slick

1887


OIL SLICK Defined for English Language Learners

oil slick

noun

Definition of oil slick for English Language Learners

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


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