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/ rɪg /
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verb (used with object), rigged, rig·ging.
noun
Verb Phrases
rig down, Nautical. to place in an inactive state, stowing all lines, tackles, and other removable parts.
rig up, to equip or set up for use.
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Origin of rig

1480–90; 1930–35 for def. 4; probably <Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, Swedish rigg (noun), rigga (v.)

OTHER WORDS FROM rig

outrig, verb (used with object), out·rigged, out·rig·ging.o·ver·rigged, adjectiveun·der·rigged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rig (1 of 2)

rig1
/ (rɪɡ) /

verb rigs, rigging or rigged (tr)
noun

Word Origin for rig

C15: from Scandinavian; related to Norwegian rigga to wrap

British Dictionary definitions for rig (2 of 2)

rig2
/ (rɪɡ) /

noun
Scot and Northern English dialect a ridge or raised strip of unploughed land in a ploughed field

Word Origin for rig

a variant of ridge
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