un·​rig ˌən-ˈrig How to pronounce unrig (audio)
unrigged; unrigging

transitive verb

: to strip of rigging
unrig a ship

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But his broader views on the case for more public spending and unrigging Britain’s rigged economy won widespread support. The Economist, 13 Dec. 2019 These differences dominated the primary, overshadowing the question of how to unrig the economy. Brian Beutler, New Republic, 16 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unrig was in 1562

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Cite this Entry

“Unrig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrig. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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