spudder

[ spuhd-er ]
/ ˈspʌd ər /

noun

a person who prepares and operates a rig for drilling oil wells.
a light drilling rig used chiefly in beginning a well.

Origin of spudder

1920–25 for def 2; spud + -er1
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