rerig

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

Definition of rerig

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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“Rerig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rerig. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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