rerig

verb re·rig \ (ˌ)rē-ˈrig \
variants: or re-rig
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rerig

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

First Known Use of rerig

1812

in the meaning defined above

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