a person who rigs.
a person whose occupation is the fitting of the rigging of ships.
a person who works with hoisting tackle, cranes, scaffolding, etc.
a protective structure around a construction site.
a mechanic skilled in the assembly, adjustment, and alignment of aircraft control surfaces, wings, and the like.
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How to use rigger in a sentence
This is a rigger's job; but it is well to learn how everything is done, because you may be called upon to do it any moment.A Chapter of Adventures | G. A. Henty
But when he has hoisted sail, he sits on the out-rigger, as the sail balances the boat on the sailing side, opposite the wind.Fil and Filippa | John Stuart Thomson
When this, and also accuracy in securing the various adjustments, has been learned, one is on the way to becoming a good rigger.The Aeroplane Speaks | H. Barber
In order to carry it out methodically, the rigger should have a list of every part down to the smallest split-pin.The Aeroplane Speaks | H. Barber
The motion imparted to the back roller by the band pulley or rigger m, was conveyed to the front one by toothed wheel work.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for rigger
a workman who rigs vessels, etc
rowing a bracket on a racing shell or other boat to support a projecting rowlock
a person skilled in the use of pulleys, lifting gear, cranes, etc
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