jury-rig

verb
ju·​ry-rig | \ ˈju̇r-ē-ˌrig How to pronounce jury-rig (audio) , -ˈrig, ˈjər- \
jury-rigged; jury-rigging; jury-rigs

Definition of jury-rig

transitive verb

: to erect, construct, or arrange in a makeshift fashion

First Known Use of jury-rig

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jury-rig was in 1788

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“Jury-rig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jury-rig. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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jury-rig

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English Language Learners Definition of jury-rig

chiefly US : to build or put together (a simple device or structure) using the materials that you have available

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