noun \ˈjak-ˌəp\

Definition of JACK-UP

:  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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