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roughneck
American English: /ˈrəfˌnɛk/
British English: /ˈrʌfnɛk/

Translation of roughneck in Spanish:

noun

[colloquial]
  • 1 (rough man) [pejorative]
    Example sentences
    • The roughnecks and hooligans have gone and instead families on a Saturday night dine alfresco on the broad shrub-lined pavements as though they were in Paris.
    • Above all, every effort is made to avoid roughnecks and ‘muscle-bound morons.’
    • The power in Corb's songs is his ability to bring his world of roughnecks and steer roping to life on the stage.
  • 2 (oil worker)
    (trabajador de un pozo petrolífero)
    Example sentences
    • He gave two-thirds of full-time employees - everyone from top management to roughnecks working on oil rigs - Net-linked laptops.
    • When I worked in the South as a roughneck on oil rigs and as a steamfitter, I saw men like Walt get hung out to dry.
    • The bump-backs cascade down the hierarchy of skills and seniority; the roustabouts and roughnecks in lesser-skilled positions and typically of recent hire go walking.

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