verb (used with object), rigged, rig·ging.
- to put in proper order for working or use.
- to fit (a ship, mast, etc.) with the necessary shrouds, stays, etc.
- to fit (shrouds, stays, sails, etc.) to the mast, yard, or the like.
- rift saw,
- rift valley,
- rift valley fever,
- rift zone,
- rig down,
- rig out,
- rig up,
- rig veda,
Origin of rig
Examples from the Web for rig
Blue Book on this rig is about $750,000, and we got it for nothing.
You do that to a certain extent with performance capture by the way you calibrate the model of Caesar—or the rig, as we call it.
In 1971, a team of Soviet scientists was drilling at the site when their rig collapsed into a cavernous pocket of natural gas.
It is the mark of a desperate party trying to rig the election results to stay in power for as long as it can.
When Colin bit, they had control of it and the rig shot fake blood out of a tube.
Jim was nearly back to the town when a horse and rig appeared coming rapidly toward him.The Preacher of Cedar Mountain|Ernest Thompson Seton
If you'll order some kind of a rig for me, I'll not trouble you longer.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
"That's a han'some rig," was all he said, as he sank to his chair and laid a letter on the oilcloth-covered table.The Heritage of the Hills|Arthur P. Hankins
It would be a cinch to rig up a flashlight bulb and battery inside one.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
He wheeled it on a truck to the rig, picked it up and deposited it in the wagon back of the seat without apparent effort.The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
verb rigs, rigging or rigged (tr)
Word Origin for rig
Word Origin for rig
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).