spill


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Wikipedia.

spill

1
Austral the declaring of several political jobs vacant when one higher up becomes so

spill

2
a small peg or rod made of metal

spill

[spil]
(engineering)
The accidental release of some material, such as nuclear material or oil, from a container.
(nucleonics)
The accidental release of radioactive material.

spill, spill light

Light rays, from spotlights and other focused light sources, that are not useful, e.g., producing lighting where it is not wanted on a stage.

spill

References in periodicals archive ?
KPT has setup Marine Pollution Control Department to implement learning opportunities in respect of oil spill preparedness and response since more than two and half decades and the efforts are well paid to produce Oil Spill Contingency Plan along with procurement of necessary equipment, he said, adding, the plan is updated regularly and oil spill response exercise is conducted jointly with the oil and shipping industry stakeholders.
Joyce Anne Licup-Gerona, tourism officer of Barcelona town, said the oil spill was noticed around 3 p.
The major portion of the main oil spill has been removed," Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) spokesman Shaikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah said in a statement.
Earlier, the oil spill was spotted by the coast guard in the area opposite Kalba's cultural centre.
Even a minor spill can wreak environmental havoc if the material reaches water.
Serge Dedine, mayor of Imperial Beach, California, said he had to send a written inquiry to the International Boundary and Water Commission before any information about the spill was released, (http://www.
There is no such thing as a minor oil spill, and its time that we end our treatment of the Gulf as a sacrifice zone, and ensure that the region has access to the clean air and clean water that it deserves.
Historical data suggests that the amount of waste generated after an oil spill is nearly 30 times more than the amount of oil actually spilt.
Ana, expressed the readiness of his unit to handle oil-spill incidents given the existence of its oil spill contingency plan.
Clean-up of a spill places an enormous strain on the time and resources of a country as it involves several approaches, including skimming vessels, use of dispersants through different mechanisms including helicopter sprays, to break up the spill and mop it up.
But BP argues that the ban included 21 subsidiaries that had no involvement in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.