spudder

[spuhd-er]
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:
1920–25 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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