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Etymology 1[edit]

rig +‎ -er


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.
  4. (New Zealand) A plastic bottle of beer, typically between 1 L to 2.5 L volume.
  5. A long, slender, pointed sable paintbrush for making fine lines, etc.; said to be so called from its use for drawing the lines of the rigging of ships.

Etymology 2[edit]



rigger (plural riggers)

  1. (paraskiing) Ellipsis of outrigger