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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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Examples from the Web for unrig

Historical Examples

  • 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


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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