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oil slick

noun
1.
a smooth area on the surface of water caused by the presence of oil.
Origin of oil slick
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • With a little shuddering shake of his head he took his gaze off the blazing patch of oil slick, and turned his attention forward.

    Dave Dawson at Truk Robert Sydney Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for oil slick

oil slick

noun
1.
a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship
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