[ sem-ee-suh b-mur-suh-buh l, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i səbˈmɜr sə bəl, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
Also called semisubmersible rig. a self-propelled barge that is mounted on partially submerged legs supported by underwater pontoons, rides at anchor, and serves as a work base and living quarters in deep offshore drilling operations.
of, for, or pertaining to a semisubmersible.
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British Dictionary definitions for semisubmersible rig
(in the oil industry) a type of drilling platform that floats supported by underwater pontoons, with much of its structure below the water line for stability in high winds: usually used only for exploratory drilling for oil or gasSometimes shortened to: semisubmersible
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