rig

verb (1)
\ˈrig \
rigged; rigging

Definition of rig 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

4a : to put in condition or position for use : adjust, arrange a car rigged for manual control

b : construct rig up a temporary shelter

rig

noun

Definition of rig (Entry 2 of 3)

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

rig

verb (2)
rigged; rigging

Definition of rig (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Examples of rig in a Sentence

Noun

He drives a big rig. the rig of a schooner

First Known Use of rig

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rig

Verb (1)

probably back-formation from rigging

Verb (2)

rig, noun, a swindle

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More Definitions for rig

rig

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rig

: 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

verb
\ˈrig \
rigged; rigging

Kids Definition of rig

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

4 : to provide with gear The firefighters were rigged out in protective suits.

rig

noun

Kids Definition of rig (Entry 2 of 2)

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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Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with rig

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