Several sections or joints of drill pipe joined together. May also refer to sections or joints of threaded tubing or casing joined together to be used for drilling.
Source: API RP 54, Recommended Practice for Occupational Safety for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations, Third Edition, August 1999 (2007). Global Standards
Drill string element
Drill pipe with tool joints attached.
Source: API RP 7G, Recommended Practice for Drill Stem Design and Operating Limits, Upstream Segment, Sixteenth Edition, August 1998 (Addendum 2: September 2009). Global Standards
Several sections or joints of drill pipe with the tool joints that are joined together.
Source: API RP 7G-2, Recommended Practice for Inspection and Classification of Used Drill Stem Elements, First Edition, August 2009. Global Standards