jury-rig

verb ju·ry-rig \ ˈju̇r-ē-ˌrig , -ˈrig , ˈjər- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of jury-rig

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

Origin and Etymology of jury-rig

jury-rig Synonyms

Synonyms
jury-rig, patch (together), throw up
Related Words
dash (off); jerry-build
Near Antonyms
craft, handcraft; fashion, forge, hammer out, pound (out)


JURY-RIG Defined for English Language Learners

jury-rig

verb

Definition of jury-rig for English Language Learners

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



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