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a temporary rig to replace a permanent rig that has been disabled, lost overboard, etc.
any makeshift arrangement of machinery or the like.
verb (used with object)
to assemble quickly or from whatever is at hand, especially for temporary use:
to jury-rig stage lights using automobile headlights.
to replace (a rudder, mast, etc.) with a jury-rig:
We jury-rigged a fore-topmast after the storm had snapped ours off.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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