roughneck Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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roughnecknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrʌf.nek/
a ​worker on an oil rig (= a ​largepiece of ​equipment for getting ​oil from ​underground) mainly US and Australian English informal a ​person, usually a man, who is ​rough and ​rude
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