Jury-rig definitions

jo͝or'ē-rĭg'
To rig or assemble for temporary emergency use; improvise.

The survivors of the wreck jury-rigged some fishing gear.

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(nautical) An improvised rigging.
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(nautical) To make an improvised rigging or assembly from whatever is available.
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To create a makeshift, ad hoc solution from resources at hand.
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To rig a jury; to engage in jury rigging (that is, jury tampering); to improperly influence jurors, or the selection of jurors, such that they return a certain result.
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Origin of jury-rig

From jury-rig, jury-rigging improvised rigging on a ship modeled on jury-mast temporary mast perhaps ultimately from Old French ajurie help from aider to help aid