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

Definition of rigger

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

Examples of rigger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amid the coronavirus pandemic, riggers are now making cloth face masks to fight the virus for personnel around the sprawling Army base. USA TODAY, "Nuns emerge, Missouri sues China, soldiers sew: News from around our 50 states," 22 Apr. 2020 Nicholson plays Bobby Dupea, an oil rigger and former piano prodigy living in California with his waitress girlfriend, Rayette. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Road Trip Movies," 25 Mar. 2020 The pilot was hidden and there was a stunt rigger also hidden, and then Eddie and Felicity, and that’s it! Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "The Aeronauts cinematographer deserves Oscars for shooting an entire movie in fear," 6 Dec. 2019 That experience of dealing with the riggers of rehab has provided Johnston with perspective in dealing with the MCL sprain suffered early in the fourth quarter at Tennessee. Evan Dudley, al, "How Spencer Brown and Tyler Johnston returned for UAB," 22 Nov. 2019 To take the amphitheater from concept into reality, Huntsville Venue Group is leading a team from many disciplines (acousticians, landscape architects, riggers, etc.) from around the world (Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas and beyond). Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "A Red Rocks, Hollywood Bowl type venue in Huntsville? That’s the plan," 8 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of rigger

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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