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rigger

[ rig-er ]
/ ˈrɪg ər /
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noun

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.
Aeronautics.
  1. a mechanic skilled in the assembly, adjustment, and alignment of aircraft control surfaces, wings, and the like.
  2. parachute rigger.

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Origin of rigger

First recorded in 1605–15; rig + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for rigger

rigger
/ (ˈrɪɡə) /

noun

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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