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Probably of Scandinavian origin. Compare Norwegian rigge (“to equip”).
rig (plural rigs)
- (slang, nautical) The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.
- Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
- The climbers each had a different rig for climbing that particular rockface.
- (US) A large truck such as a semi-tractor.
- Every rig at the truckstop had custom-made mud-flaps.
- The special apparatus used for drilling wells.
- (informal) A costume or an outfit.
- My sister and I always made our own rigs for Halloween.
- (slang, computing) Computer case, often modified for looks.
- An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.
- (slang) Radio equipment, especially a citizen's band transceiver.
the arrangement of masts etc.
special equipment or gear
the special apparatus used for drilling oil wells
a costume or outfit
- (transitive) To fit out with a harness or other equipment.
- (transitive) (nautical) To equip and fit a ship with sails, shrouds, and yards.
- (transitive) (informal) To dress or clothe in some costume.
- (transitive) To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.
- (transitive) To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.
- to rig an election
to fit out with a harness
to equip and fit a ship
to manipulate something dishonestly
- rig (the arrangement of masts etc., the special apparatus used for drilling oil wells)
Inflection of rig