- rigel kentaurus,
- rigging loft,
- riggs' disease,
- right about,
- right about face
Origin of rigging
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
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.
verb rigs, rigging or rigged (tr)
Word Origin for rig
Word Origin for rig
late 15c., "action of fitting (a ship) with ropes, etc.; 1590s as "ropes that work the sails of a ship," verbal noun from rig (v.).
late 15c., originally nautical, "to fit with sails," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish, Norwegian rigge "to equip," Swedish rigga "to rig, harness"), though these may be from English; perhaps ultimately from PIE *reig- "to bind." Slang meaning "to pre-arrange or tamper with results" is attested from 1938, perhaps a different word, from rig (n.) "a trick, swindle, scheme" (1775), earlier "sport, banter, ridicule" (1725), of unknown origin. Also there is rig (v.) "ransack" from 1560s, likewise of unknown origin. Related: Rigged; rigging.
"distinctive arrangement of sails, masts, etc. on a ship," 1822, from rig (v.). Extended to costume, clothing outfit (1843); horse-drawn vehicle (1831), which led to sense of "truck, bus, etc." (1851); and apparatus for well-sinking (1875).