rope drilling


Definition of rope drilling

: a method of sinking wells or making bore-holes in which the tools are attached to the lower end of a rope or cable and lifted and dropped alternately

called also cable drilling, cable system, percussion drilling

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History and Etymology for rope drilling

drilling from gerund of drill

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“Rope drilling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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