jury–rig

play
verb ju·ry–rig \ˈju̇r-ē-ˌrig, -ˈrig\

Definition of jury–rig

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

Origin and Etymology of jury–rig

2jury


First Known Use: 1788



JURY–RIG Defined for English Language Learners

jury–rig

play
verb ju·ry–rig \ˈju̇r-ē-ˌrig, -ˈrig\

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up jury–rig? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!