semisubmersible
adjective Date: 1962 being a floating deepwater drilling platform that is towed to a desired location and then partially flooded for stabilization and usually anchored • semisubmersible noun

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  • semisubmersible — /sem ee seuhb merr seuh beuhl, sem uy /, n. 1. 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 …   Universalium

  • semisubmersible — sem•i•sub•mers•i•ble [[t]ˌsɛm i səbˈmɜr sə bəl, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] n. 1) cvb Also called sem′isubmers′ible rig′. a self propelled barge mounted on legs supported by underwater pontoons, on which offshore drilling crews live and work 2) cvb of or for a …   From formal English to slang

  • semisubmersible — ˌ adjective Etymology: semi + submersible (I) : being a floating deepwater drilling platform that is towed to a desired location and then partially flooded for stabilization and usually anchored • semisubmersible noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • semisubmersible — noun A specialised marine vessel with good stability and seakeeping characteristics, often used in offshore roles such as oil drilling. Syn: semisub …   Wiktionary

  • semisubmersible — semi·submersible …   English syllables

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