Last modified on 22 August 2014, at 21:42

roughneck

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

rough +‎ neck

NounEdit

roughneck (plural roughnecks)

  1. Any labourer on an oil rig
  2. A rowdy or uncouth person

See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

roughneck (third-person singular simple present roughnecks, present participle roughnecking, simple past and past participle roughnecked)

  1. To work as a laborer on an oil rig
    • 2009 January 13, Michael Brick, “Racing's Last Frontier”:
      There was a time not long ago when this region appeared as some enduring mystification, its citizenry best known for roughnecking on the North Slope []