rig


rig
I.
/rɪg / (say rig)

verb (t) (rigged, rigging)
1. Chiefly Nautical
a. to put in proper order for working or use.
b. to fit (a vessel, a mast, etc.) with the necessary shrouds, stays, etc.
c. to fit (shrouds, stays, sails, etc.) to the mast, yard, or the like.
2. Aeronautics to obtain the correct relative positions of the different components of an aircraft.
3. Also, rig up. to prepare or put together, especially as a makeshift.
4. to manipulate fraudulently: *It hinted that the Caulfield Cup was rigged –frank hardy, 1950.
noun
5. the arrangement of the masts, spars, sails, etc., on a boat or ship.
6. an apparatus for some purpose; equipment; outfit.
7. an articulated vehicle, such as a semitrailer, B-double, etc.
8. (formerly) a horse-drawn vehicle.
9. the equipment used in drilling an oil or gas well.
10. Also, rig-out. Colloquial costume or dress, especially when odd or conspicuous.
11. a male sheep, horse, etc., with one or both testicles undescended and retained.
phrase
12. rig out (or up),
a. to furnish or provide with equipment, etc.; fit out.
b. Colloquial to fit or deck with clothes, etc.: *He was rigged out like a field marshal in full regalia –michael wilding, 1985.
{probably from Scandinavian; compare Swedish dialect rigga på to harness}
rigged, adjective
II.
/rɪg / (say rig)

noun Obsolete Colloquial
a racket1 (def. 4).
{British underworld slang; origin unknown}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
(particularly in a fanciful manner), , , , (odd or fanciful) / , , ,


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