verb (used with object), thim·ble·rigged, thim·ble·rig·ging.
Examples from the Web for thimble-rigging
Some day or other a serious student wakes up to the fact that he is the victim of—shall we say a thimble-rigging game?An American at Oxford|John Corbin
Thimble-rigging has of late years given way to broad-working.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
Some of these gentry play a game very much like thimble-rigging, in which copper cash, appears under different inverted teacups.