What is another word for sinker?

161 synonyms found


[ sˈɪŋkə], [ sˈɪŋkə], [ s_ˈɪ_ŋ_k_ə]

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Sinkers are used in the mining and oil and gas industries and are typically long, thin devices that are lowered into the ground to explore for mineral deposits or oil and gas reserves. The devices are equipped with a watertight steel casing that is pierced by a number of holes, or sinkers. The watertight casing helps to maintain the device's integrity as it is crushed and broken by the pressure of the ground below. The sinkers are attached to the device by a line, which is then lowered into the ground.

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