Scotty, suppose you get the binoculars for Barby, then rig up a fan.
What did I rig up my shed and a thousand feet of lumber for benches at the barbecue for?
So I'll rig up a bed and so on here, and I'll look out for the old man.
Tell Rudolf to rig up a wagon and bring rations and water for the men.
So you're going to rig up a big park and snake preserve for Neville Cardross?
Why, rig up a jury-mast or two at once and make for the land!
But he did rig up fencing-wire for old Mac, the carrier, one night, though not across the road.
“We must rig up some different tackle, gentlemen,” said the mate.
Your old room is gaping to receive you; and Murtagh will rig up a berth for your boatman.
If they were on water, instead of land, he could rig up a sail.
late 15c., originally nautical, "to fit with sails," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish, Norwegian rigge "to equip," Swedish rigga "to rig, harness"), though these may be from English; perhaps ultimately from PIE *reig- "to bind." Slang meaning "to pre-arrange or tamper with results" is attested from 1938, perhaps a different word, from rig (n.) "a trick, swindle, scheme" (1775), earlier "sport, banter, ridicule" (1725), of unknown origin. Also there is rig (v.) "ransack" from 1560s, likewise of unknown origin. Related: Rigged; rigging.
"distinctive arrangement of sails, masts, etc. on a ship," 1822, from rig (v.). Extended to costume, clothing outfit (1843); horse-drawn vehicle (1831), which led to sense of "truck, bus, etc." (1851); and apparatus for well-sinking (1875).
To prearrange or tamper with a result or process; fix: Prizefights or horse-races have been rigged (1930s+)