drilling platform

noun

a structure, either fixed to the sea bed or mobile, which supports the machinery and equipment (the drilling rig), together with the stores, required for digging an offshore oil well

Nearby words

  1. drill string,
  2. drill team,
  3. drill tower,
  4. drilling,
  5. drilling mud,
  6. drilling rig,
  7. drillmaster,
  8. drillship,
  9. drillstock,
  10. drily

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