rig·​ger | \ ˈri-gər How to pronounce rigger (audio) \

Definition of rigger

1 : one that rigs
2 : a long slender pointed sable paintbrush

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Fields was elected a Reconstruction-era prosecutor and to a term in the Virginia House of Delegates, before racist ballot-riggers took control of the state government in 1890, ultimately implementing Jim Crow. NBC News, "A modern man brings his slave ancestor to life, revealing America's complex story," 30 Aug. 2019 The opposition, led by Lulzim Basha, put the blame on the government, and says the political crisis will be solved when Rama resigns and vote-riggers are jailed. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Sudden importance of Albania’s local elections," 29 June 2019 Castro took over a $44 billion agency with 8,000 employees that had been a magnet for scandal, victimized over the years by bid riggers, fraudsters and embezzlers. Bill Lambrecht, ExpressNews.com, "Julián Castro draws on HUD experience as 2020 candidates pitch affordable housing plans," 13 June 2019 Early riggers also borrowed principles from other precarious fields, like mountain and rock climbing, which existed long before aerialists took to the trapeze and high wires. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How do Cirque du Soleil Performers Know They Won't Die?," 6 June 2016 At Snapchat, the siblings oversee an in-house animation studio consisting of a few dozen animators, scriptwriters, visual effects artists, character riggers, engineers and others. Reggie Ugwu, New York Times, "At Snapchat, Redrawing the Bounds of Reality," 14 June 2018 Night and day, welders, riggers and crane operators moved heavy metal up and down the shipyard in the harshest of conditions. Pat Mcdonogh, The Courier-Journal, "As the last barge rolls off the line, Jeffboat workers say goodbye to an era and their jobs," 20 Apr. 2018 Many of the immigrants worked on the waterfront, as shipbuilders, riggers, sailors and dock workers. Nina Agrawal, latimes.com, "Brooklyn's Sunset Park, built and rebuilt by immigrants, sees change once again," 20 Apr. 2018 Many considered him the chief election-rigger at the ZANU-PF. Karan Mahajan, The New Republic, "After the Strongman," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rigger

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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