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rig

play
verb \ ˈrig \

Definition of rig

rigged; rigging
transitive verb
1 :to fit out with rigging
  • rig a ship
2 :clothe, dress usually used with out
3 :to furnish with special gear :equip
4 a :to put in condition or position for use :adjust, arrange
  • a car rigged for manual control
b :construct
  • rig up a temporary shelter

Origin and Etymology of rig

probably back-formation from rigging

Other Nautical Terms


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rig

noun

Definition of rig

1 :the distinctive shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts of a ship
2 :equipage; especially :a carriage with its horse
4 :tackle, equipment, or machinery fitted for a specified purpose
  • an oil-drilling rig
5 :a tractor-trailer combination

Examples of rig in a Sentence

  1. He drives a big rig.

  2. the rig of a schooner

First Known Use of rig

1822

Other Nautical Terms


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rig

verb

Definition of rig

rigged; rigging
transitive verb
1 :to manipulate or control usually by deceptive or dishonest means
  • rig an election
2 :to fix in advance for a desired result
  • rig the contest

Origin and Etymology of rig

rig, noun, a swindle



RIG Defined for English Language Learners

rig

noun

Definition of rig for English Language Learners

  • : equipment or machinery that is used for a particular purpose

  • : a large truck that is attached to a trailer

  • : the way the sails and masts are arranged on a ship or boat


RIG Defined for Kids

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rig

play
verb \ ˈrig \

Definition of rig for Students

rigged; rigging
1 :to build or set up usually quickly and for temporary use
  • We rigged up a shelter of branches.
2 :to provide (as a ship) with rigging
3 :clothe 1, dress
4 :to provide with gear The firefighters were rigged out in protective suits.

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rig

noun

Definition of rig for Students

1 :the shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts of a ship that sets it apart from other types of ships
2 :equipment or machinery for a certain purpose
  • an oil-drilling rig


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