rig·​ger | \ ˈri-gər \

Definition of rigger

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

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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 Goss is a private first class and a parachute rigger in the 82nd Airborne, a Fort Bragg spokesperson told the TV station. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "He raped a teen and got away, cops say. But an Army DNA match just reopened the case.," 13 Feb. 2018 Oil rigger Start in a tabletop position, with palms flat and fingers wide. Health.com, "No, You Don’t Need Spanx’s New “Arm Tights.” Try These Arm-Sculpting Strength Exercises Instead," 26 Sep. 2017 Yes, women served as parachute riggers and welders, and eventually became drill sergeants and pilots. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "The first woman Marine: In 1918, she couldn’t vote but rushed to serve," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rigger

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rigger was circa 1611

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