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snub

Nautical
a. an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
b. (as modifier): a snub rope

snub

[snəb]
(mining engineering)
To increase the height of an undercut by means of explosives or otherwise.
To check the descent of a car by the turn of a rope around a post.
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Unlike traditional snubbing units, it can be rigged-up and operated in close proximity to a drilling rig, while its total weight rests off the casing and on the sub-structure.
It's not as if we are deliberately snubbing these events,' he said.
8 million for: expansion of the Company's snubbing/workover services into North Texas, international expansion of the Company's snubbing and prevention services, and entrance into the pressure control rental tool business.
But a spokesman for David Cameron denied countries were snubbing the ceremony.
But he only agreed to meet the Church of Ireland and the Orange Order, snubbing the Methodists and Presbyterians.
PALESTINIAN president Mahmoud Abbas criticised Tony Blair yesterday for meeting the families of three kidnapped Israeli soldiers while snubbing Arab victims of the Middle East conflict.
CARDIFF historian John O'Sullivan has accused the council of snubbing the story of World War II blitz attacks in its monthly newspaper, the Capital Times.
THE Wales Labour Party has denied snubbing a leading Welsh language pressure group at its spring conference.
It would almost be like snubbing Ronald Reagan if you don't show up.
The purchase includes a stand-alone snubbing rig and a rig assist snubbing unit that can be converted to stand alone, along with assorted support equipment, which can be used in all facets of well construction.