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steerable motor

1. n. [Drilling]

A mud motor incorporating a bent housing that may be stabilized like a rotary bottomhole assembly. A steerable motor can be used to steer the wellbore without drillstring rotation in directional drilling operations, or to drill ahead in a rotary drilling mode.

See: directional drillingrotary drilling