drilling cable

noun

Definition of drilling cable

: a cordage product made of three ropes twisted together with a left lay, having the surface treated with lubricant to resist abrasion, heat, and water, and used as the line to which drilling tools are attached in well drilling and quarry drilling

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drilling from gerund of drill entry 4

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“Drilling cable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drilling%20cable. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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