[ ruhg-i-dahyz ]
/ ˈrʌg ɪˌdaɪz /
verb (used with object), rug·ged·ized, rug·ged·iz·ing.
to construct (electronic equipment, cameras, and other delicate instruments) so as to be resistant to shock, vibration, etc.
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- rugby league,
- rugby shirt,
- rugby union,
- rugged individualism,
- rugger bugger,
Also especially British, rug·ged·ise.
Origin of ruggedize
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/ (ˈrʌɡɪˌdaɪz) /
(tr) to make durable, as for military use
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