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spudder

[spuhd-er] /ˈspʌd ər/
noun
1.
a person who prepares and operates a rig for drilling oil wells.
2.
a light drilling rig used chiefly in beginning a well.
3.
spud (def 3).
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25 for def 2; spud + -er1
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  • The pitman arm and spudder beam impart an up-and-down motion to the cable and drill bit.

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