re·​rig (ˌ)rē-ˈrig How to pronounce rerig (audio)
variants or re-rig
rerigged or re-rigged; rerigging or re-rigging

transitive + intransitive

: to rig (something) again
… decided to rerig the Finegold with small, heavy-duty sails that would be easy to handle.Michael McRae
Our pilot-guide has hardly a spare moment as he hustles around after the fishermen, re-rigging snagged lines …Simon Smith
Not only was I unhooking fish after fish, I spent just as much time re-rigging after big fish broke lines …Collins Doughtie

Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rerig was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Rerig.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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