rigging

noun
rig·​ging | \ ˈri-giŋ How to pronounce rigging (audio) , -gən \

Definition of rigging

1a : lines and chains used aboard a ship especially in working sail and supporting masts and spars
b : a similar network (as in theater scenery) used for support and manipulation
2 : clothing

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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 on the Web Crew members would be forced to scramble up the rigging and into the masts, sometimes the only part of the ship that remained above water. Talia Soglin, chicagotribune.com, 8 July 2021 The city could also adjust the policy surrounding who can purchase tax liens, Ott said, including to restrict those who have been convicted of bid-rigging in other municipal auctions. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 The city could also adjust the policy surrounding who can purchase tax liens, Ott said, including to restrict those who have been convicted of bid-rigging in other municipal auctions. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 7 July 2021 There are brochures on everything from casting and landing fish to rigging, knot-tying, and baiting. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 13 May 2021 Then will come the harassment and vote-rigging by Mr Ortega’s henchmen and, possibly, disqualification from the ballot. The Economist, 31 Mar. 2021 The process has been dogged by accusations of favoritism, backroom meetings and bid-rigging. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Mar. 2021 And though some prominent Republicans have distanced themselves from Trump in recent days, his claims of fraud and election rigging still enjoy support from some in the GOP political class. Patrick Condon, Star Tribune, 9 Jan. 2021 In Wisconsin, Trump appeared by video at a rally in St. Croix County hosted by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has been sued and banned by social media sites, television networks and retailers for his false claims of ballot rigging. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 June 2021

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First Known Use of rigging

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for rigging

Middle English ragging, riggyng fitting out of a ship

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The first known use of rigging was in 1594

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23 Jul 2021

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“Rigging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rigging. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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rigging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rigging

: 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

noun
rig·​ging | \ ˈri-giŋ How to pronounce rigging (audio) \

Kids Definition of rigging

: lines and chains used on a ship to help support the masts and sails

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