drilling rig
oil rig oil" rig`, oilrig oil"rig` . A structure and associated machinery used in drilling for oil or gas; it is usually in the form of a tower. Called also {drilling rig}.

Syn: drill rig, drilling rig, oil rig. [WordNet 1.5]


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