jack-up
noun Date: 1965 a drilling rig used in offshore drilling whose drilling platform is a barge from which legs are lowered to the bottom when over the drill site and which is raised above the water and supported on the legs to conduct drilling operations

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  • jack-up — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: jack up, verb : a drilling rig used offshore whose platform is a barge from which legs are lowered to the bottom when over the drill site and which is raised above the water and supported on the legs to conduct… …   Useful english dictionary

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