oilpatch

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Etymology[edit]

oil +‎ patch

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oilpatch (plural oilpatches)

  1. (informal) The oil and gas industry.
    • 1959, The Billboard, 16 Nov 1959, page 50
      "Texas Oil Patch Songs": [...] Willet [...] sings a dozen of his own songs having to do with oil workers [...]
    • 2005, Martin S. Raymond, William L. Leffler, Oil & Gas Production in Nontechnical Language
      Fracturing the formation in the lingo of the oil patch is to perform a frac job.
    • 2008, Edmonton Sun, February 26, 2008
      "Alberta won't plug oilpatch"

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