drillship

[dril-ship]
noun
a ship equipped with a drill rig and engaged in offshore oil and gas exploration, oceanographic research, etc.

Origin:
1860–65; drill1 + ship

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To drillship
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: drillmaster
Next Definition: drillstock
Words Near: drillship
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for drillship
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing drillship
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
For more information, see each providing a drillship.
Drillship means a surface type unit with a single shipshape displacement hull.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature