Definition for rigging (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of rig
Related formsout·rig, verb (used with object), out·rigged, out·rig·ging.o·ver·rigged, adjectiveun·der·rigged, adjective
Examples from the Web for rigging
There were reports of rigging, fraud and the use of violence to influence voting.Kerry Must Let the Afghan Voters Choose Their Next President|Zardasht Shams|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“People are really upset and motivated by the idea that the wealthy are rigging the game in their favor,” he said.Can This Ornery Socialist Spoil the Clinton Coronation?|David Freedlander|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Children have fantasy lives so rich and combustible that rigging them with lies is like putting a propeller on a rocket.
And with a history of elections marred by rigging, voters were particularly sensitive and vocal about hints of irregularities.All Calm at Polls as Kenya Votes in Crucial Election|Laura Heaton|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The vessel has righted and become buoyant by the sacrifice of masts and rigging.
Red tongues were shooting out forward, as if to grasp the rigging of the fore-mast that still stood untouched.Ran Away to Sea|Mayne Reid
The most unreliable portion of a yacht's rigging is the ironwork.On Yachts and Yacht Handling|Thomas Fleming Day
Their clothes would not dry when taken off and hung upon the rigging, so impregnated was the atmosphere with moisture.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries|Edward Rowland
Having set up their rigging, they went out again toward the latter end of the month.