(on a drill rig) the assemblage of drill pipes that link the drill bit to the mechanism that imparts rotary or reciprocating motion.
Origin of drill string
First recorded in 1695–1705
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British Dictionary definitions for drill string
(in the oil industry) a pipe made of lengths of steel tubing that is attached to the drilling tool and rotates during drilling to form a bore
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