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

History and Etymology for jury-rig

jury entry 3

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jury-rig

verb

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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