Definition of Exxon Valdez from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Exxon Valdez

 
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the ship owned by the Exxon company that caused the worst oil disaster in US history. It was badly damaged when it hit rocks off the coast of Alaska in March 1989 and lost more than 10 million gallons/40 million litres of oil into the sea. This killed many birds and animals and ruined the shores.