- to strip of rigging, as a ship.
- to strip of equipment.
- Chiefly British Dialect. to undress.
Origin of unrig
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Examples from the Web for unrig
But the sailing-wind came to nothing, and we were soon obliged to unrig and take to paddling.Farthest North
A small rope serving to unrig the lower top-gallant yard-arm of its lift and brace, when in the act of sending it down on deck.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
While we were being towed by the Choising, we began to unrig the good old Ayesha.
- (tr) to strip (a vessel) of standing and running rigging
- archaic, or dialect to undress (someone or oneself)
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