Examples of rigging in a Sentence
They checked the rigging before they set sail.
even at the Ivies they dress in the standard rigging of the college student: T-shirt and jeans
Recent Examples of rigging from the Web
After elections in 2013, when voting systems were afflicted by widespread malfunctions and there were again accusations of vote rigging, more than 300 people were killed.
Tensions have deepened in recent months, first with a torrent of incendiary, fake news stories and then, in late July, with the apparent murder of a top election official and rumors about vote rigging.
In Mrs. Clinton’s case, the Democratic National Committee did just about everything possible short of a full-on, Soviet-style election rigging to ensure that Mrs. Clinton won her party’s nomination.
Let’s review the last two decades of corporate scandals, starting with Enron, Arthur Andersen, AIG, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Bernie Madoff, and the rigging of interest rates and currency markets.
The ship's rigging, upper masts and yards are still under restoration, and have to be competed before the ship can reopen to tourist visits, USA Today reports.
Rinehart said rigging capability was a common request so the arena is equipped with extensive rigging and power sources that allow for a stage to be set up at different areas of the floor.
There are many points in the rig of a sailing vessel where the sails come into contact with shrouds or other rigging; unprotected sails would soon develop holes at the points of contact.
One of the dangerous fictions sold by the party’s 2016 nominee is that the loss was a result of rigging.
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Origin and Etymology of rigging
First Known Use: 1594See Words from the same year
Synonymsapparel, attire, clobber [British slang], clothes, costumery, dress, duds, garments, gear, habiliment (s), habit [archaic], rags, raiment, rig, clothing, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vestments, vesture, wear, wearables, weeds
Related Wordsgarderobe, wardrobe; array, bravery, caparison, finery, gaiety (also gayety), glad rags, pretties, regalia, trim; foofaraw, frippery, gaudery, tawdry, trumpery [archaic]; tatters; costume, ensemble, frock, garb, getup, guise, livery, outfit; civvies (also civies), mufti; couture, prêt-à-porter (or pret-a-porter), ready-to-wear, tailoring; activewear, loungewear, outerwear, playwear, sportswear; nightclothes, sleepwear, smallclothes, underclothes, underwear; haberdashery, menswear
RIGGING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rigging for English Language Learners
: the ropes and chains that are used on a ship to help support the masts and sails
: equipment that is used for supporting and using lights, curtains, etc., in a theater
RIGGING Defined for Kids
Definition of rigging for Students
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