- to strip of rigging, as a ship.
- to strip of equipment.
- Chiefly British Dialect. to undress.
Origin of unrig
Related Words for unrigdemolish, disassemble, wreck, undo, destroy, raze, wrack, annihilate, level, subvert, ruin, denude, deprive, decimate, fell, bare, dismount, strip, strike, divest
Examples from the Web for unrig
Historical Examples of 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)