oil spill (ɔɪl spɪl)
- (ecology) a release of oil into the environment, either leaked or discharged from a ship, lorry,
⇒ ■ The major environmental impacts so far have come from normal activities, rather than
catastrophic oil spills.
Example Sentences Including 'oil spill'
Ellie had removed the deerstalker and was actually looking simply ruddy, rather than like the unfortunate survivor of a burning oil spill.
LOOKING FOR ANDREW McCARTHY (2002)