Rig Definition

rĭg
rigged, rigging, rigs
verb
rigged, rigging, rigs
To fit (sails, shrouds, etc.) to a ship's masts, yards, etc.
Webster's New World
To fit (a ship, mast, etc.) with sails, shrouds, etc.
Webster's New World
To fit (out); equip.
Webster's New World
To assemble and adjust the wings, fuselage, etc. of (an aircraft)
Webster's New World
To put together, prepare for use, or arrange, esp. in a makeshift or hurried fashion.
Webster's New World
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noun
rigs
The arrangement of masts, spars, and sails on a sailing vessel.
American Heritage

Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.

Wiktionary
A tractor-trailer or, sometimes, the tractor alone.
Webster's New World
Any vehicle.
Webster's New World
The special apparatus used for drilling oil wells and extracting the oil.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Rig

Noun

Singular:
rig
Plural:
rigs

Origin of Rig

  • Middle English riggen probably of Scandinavian origin Norwegian rigga to bind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin. Compare Norwegian rigge (“to equip").

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare wriggle.

    From Wiktionary

  • See ridge.

    From Wiktionary

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