rigger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rig +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rigger (plural riggers)

  1. One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship or of a counterweight system.
  2. A part of a rowing boat's equipment used to provide leverage for a rowing blade or oar around a fixed fulcrum.
  3. A cylindrical pulley or drum in machinery.