- 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.
- parachute rigger.
Origin of rigger
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Examples from the Web for rigger
Only experience will teach the rigger what tension to employ.
The blacksmith, the rigger, the calker, took their pay in shares.The Old Merchant Marine
Ralph D. Paine
"Are good as ever came from the hand of rigger," said a voice behind them.The Red Rover
James Fenimore Cooper
They are of interest to designers, but this is written for the practical pilot and rigger.
In 1851, he moved to Charleston, worked as a rigger, and thereafter led a seafaring life.
- 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