jack-up rig


noun

an offshore drill rig or platform having a floating hull fitted with retractable legs that can be lowered to the seabed to elevate the hull above wave level.

Nearby words

  1. jack-of-all-trades,
  2. jack-tar,
  3. jack-the-lad,
  4. jack-the-rags,
  5. jack-up,
  6. jackal,
  7. jackanapes,
  8. jackaroo,
  9. jackass,
  10. jackass bark


Origin of jack-up rig

First recorded in 1965–70

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