jury-rig

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From jury + rig.

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jury-rig (third-person singular simple present jury-rigs, present participle jury-rigging, simple past and past participle jury-rigged)

  1. (nautical, transitive) To make an improvised rigging or assembly from whatever is available.
  2. (transitive) To create a makeshift, ad hoc solution from resources at hand.
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jury-rig (plural jury-rigs)

  1. (nautical) An improvised rigging.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See jury, rig.

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jury-rig (third-person singular simple present jury-rigs, present participle jury-rigging, simple past and past participle jury-rigged)

  1. To rig a jury; to engage in jury rigging (that is, jury tampering); to improperly influence jurors, or the selection of jurors, such that they return a certain result.