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unrig

[uhn-rig]
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verb (used with object), un·rigged, un·rig·ging.
  1. to strip of rigging, as a ship.
  2. to strip of equipment.
  3. Chiefly British Dialect. to undress.
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Origin of unrig

First recorded in 1570–80; un-2 + rig
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Related Words for unrig

demolish, 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

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for unrig

unrig

verb -rigs, -rigging or -rigged
  1. (tr) to strip (a vessel) of standing and running rigging
  2. archaic, or dialect to undress (someone or oneself)
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