rig

13 ENTRIES FOUND:

1rig

verb \ˈrig\
riggedrig·ging

Definition of RIG

transitive verb
1
:  to fit out (as a ship) with rigging
2
:  clothe, dress —usually used with out
3
:  to furnish with special gear :  equip
4
a :  to put in condition or position for use :  adjust, arrange <a car rigged for manual control>
b :  construct <rig up a temporary shelter>

Origin of RIG

probably back-formation from rigging
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with RIG

2rig

noun

: equipment or machinery that is used for a particular purpose

: a large truck that is attached to a trailer

: the way the sails and masts are arranged on a ship or boat

Full Definition of RIG

1
:  the distinctive shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts of a ship
2
:  equipage; especially :  a carriage with its horse
3
4
:  tackle, equipment, or machinery fitted for a specified purpose <an oil-drilling rig>
5
:  a tractor-trailer combination

Examples of RIG

  1. He drives a big rig.
  2. the rig of a schooner

First Known Use of RIG

1822

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

3rig

verb
riggedrig·ging

Definition of RIG

transitive verb
1
:  to manipulate or control usually by deceptive or dishonest means <rig an election>
2
:  to fix in advance for a desired result <rig the contest>

Origin of RIG

rig, noun, a swindle
First Known Use: 1851

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