rigged

adjective
\ ˈrigd How to pronounce rigged (audio) \

Definition of rigged

1 : manipulated or controlled by deceptive or dishonest means a rigged election Attempts to pass a rigged repatriation bill are exhibit A of what enrages Americans about Washington and Wall Street.— Brent Budowsky His reluctance stemmed not from a lack of mercy but from his sense that pardons were a rigged game, tilted in favor of offenders with political connections.— Massimo Calabresi et al.
2 : fitted out with rigging of a specified kind The Cornish lugger was a small, two-masted, fore-and-aft rigged boat.— Mark Kurlansky When she enters service in the fall of 1999, only the second five-masted full rigged ship ever built, she will bear the moniker of "the largest true sailing ship afloat today."— Kevin Haydon

First Known Use of rigged

1500, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Rigged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rigged. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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