oil patch
noun Date: circa 1952 1. oil field 2. the petroleum industry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oil patch — n. 1. A geographical region from which petroleum is extracted. [PJC] 2. The petroleum producing industry; as, low oil prices cause hard times in the oil patch. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil patch — oil′ patch n. Slang. 1) gel sts an area in which petroleum is produced 2) min sts the petroleum industry • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • oil patch — ☆ oil patch n. Slang 1. an area or region where much petroleum is produced 2. the petroleum industry …   English World dictionary

  • oil patch — noun 1. : oil field 2. : the petroleum industry * * * Slang. 1. an area in which oil is produced. 2. the petroleum industry. [1960 65] * * * oil patch, U.S. Informal. 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil patch —  The U.S. oil industry; specific regions of the United States noted for oil production and refining, including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, California, and Alaska.  ► “Messman was the rare executive that clicked immediately on things like… …   American business jargon

  • oil patch — Slang. 1. an area in which oil is produced. 2. the petroleum industry. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Oil Patch Hotline — is a semi weekly newsletter about the oil and gas production industry in North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. It is published in Williston, North Dakota. Publication began in 1978 as the domestic oil industry flourished with rising energy prices.… …   Wikipedia

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