Oilfield Glossary
Oilfield Glossary
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brake

1. n. [Drilling]
The mechanism on the drawworks that permits the driller to control the speed and motion of the drilling line and the drillstring, or the brake handle that the driller operates to control the brake mechanism.
2. vb. [Drilling]
To apply the brake to slow the motion of the drawworks, and hence the drilling line and the drillstring.