Define the English word moon pool below. Moon pool is a noun. Also define these 12 related words and terms: nautical, opening, base, hull, vessel, marine, drill, platform, use, lower, equipment, and sea.
- (nautical, chiefly oil industry) An opening in the base of the hull of a vessel (especially a marine drilling platform), which is used for lowering equipment into the sea below.
Use definitionThe act of using. (1 of 10 use definitions)
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- ^ Douglas Rutherford [pseudonym; James Douglas Rutherford McConnell] (1981) , chapter 2, in Porcupine Basin, London: Macmillan, →ISBN, page 30: “It was named moon-pool because on calm nights the water under a rig could reflect the moonlight and give the impression of a calm swimming pool.”
- ^ “moon pool, n.” under “moon, n.1”, in OED Online
, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, March 2021; “moon pool, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.