- The definition of a rig is a tool, equipment or arrangement with a specific purpose.
- An example of a rig is a thin paintbrush to an artist.
- An example of a rig is a tractor-trailer that hauls good across country.
- An example of a rig is the arrangement of sails and masts on a ship.
- Rig is defined as to fit a ship with sails, or to adjust the wings of an aircraft, or to put together in a hurried or dishonest way.
- An example of rig is to fix the wings on a plane.
- An example of rig is to set up a competition so that a favored player wins.
- to fit (a ship, mast, etc.) with sails, shrouds, etc.
- to fit (sails, shrouds, etc.) to a ship's masts, yards, etc.
- to assemble and adjust the wings, fuselage, etc. of (an aircraft)
- to fit (out); equip
- to put together, prepare for use, or arrange, esp. in a makeshift or hurried fashion: often with up
- to arrange in a dishonest way for selfish advantage; manipulate fraudulently; fix: to rig an election
- Informal to dress; clothe; attire: usually with out
Origin: L Middle English riggen from Scand, as inch(es) Norwegian rigga, to bind, splice
- the distinctive arrangement of sails, masts, and rigging on a vessel
- ☆ any apparatus for a special purpose; equipment; gear: a ham radio operator's rig
- ☆ equipment for drilling an oil well
- a carriage, cart, etc. with its horse or horses
- a tractor-trailer or, sometimes, the tractor alone
- Informal any vehicle
- Informal dress or costume, esp. if odd or showy
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transitive verb rigged rigged, rig·ging, rigs
- To provide with a harness or equipment; fit out.
- Nautical a. To equip (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.b. To fit (sails or shrouds, for example) to masts and yards.
- Informal To dress, clothe, or adorn: The costumer rigged out the actors in peasant clothing.
- To make or construct in haste or in a makeshift manner: rig up a tent for the night.
- To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain: rig a prizefight; rig stock prices.
- Nautical The arrangement of masts, spars, and sails on a sailing vessel.
- Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
- a. A truck or tractor.b. A tractor-trailer.c. A vehicle with one or more horses harnessed to it.
- The special apparatus used for drilling oil wells.
- Western U.S. See saddle.
- Informal A costume or an outfit: wore an outlandish rig to the office.
- Fishing tackle.
Origin: Middle English riggen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian rigga, to bind.
rig - Computer Definition
Equipment; hardware; gear. The phrase "what's in this rig?" means what does this equipment contain.
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