verb (used with object), ju·ry-rigged, ju·ry-rig·ging.
Origin of jury-rig
Can be confusedjerry-built jury-rigged
Examples from the Web for jury-rigged
Because women have so little support in combining work and family, everyone is left to do it in her own ad-hoc, jury-rigged way.Beyond Marissa Mayer, Bigger Problems for America’s New Mothers|Michelle Goldberg|July 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In eastern Libya, that often meant a Mad Max charge across the Sahara, armed to the teeth in jury-rigged pickups and sedans.
Designed as a skirt, it was jury-rigged into a dress by Middleton—or by some stage-hand with an eye for provocation.Kate Middleton's Charity-Auction Dress Auctioned in London|Robin Givhan|March 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
That is why the Geithner plan is so complex and jury-rigged, to avoid the need for public requests for more money for banks.
About it he could make out a thin gleaming of wires—a jury-rigged safety field.The Winds of Time|James H. Schmitz
He'd jury-rigged a kind of control on the hull field, so he could aim the hulk easily enough.The Measure of a Man|Randall Garrett
The Agamemnon had been jury-rigged for the service, her heavy masts and rigging removed, and lighter ropes and spars substituted.The Atlantic Telegraph|William Howard Russell
This was no occasion calling for remarkable ingenuity to make some sort of jury-rigged drive.Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Copeland worked the jury-rigged controls of the jet, continuing to decelerate.Comet's Burial|Raymond Zinke Gallun