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.
Word usage trends for “oil-spill”
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)