rigger

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

rig +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

rigger (plural riggers)

  1. One who rigs or dresses; as:
    1. One whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship or of a counterweight system.
    2. One whose occupation is to lift and move large and heavy objects (such as industrial machinery) with the help of cables, hoists, and other equipment.
    3. (animation) One whose occupation is to outfit a computer model with controls for animation.
      • 2012, Verónica Orvalho; Pedro Bastos; Frederic Parke; Bruno Oliveira; Xenxo Alvarez, “A Facial Rigging Survey: State of the Art Report”, in EUROGRAPHICS[1]:
        It is common that after the rig is created an animator asks the rigger to create new controls, because the character needs to support new poses or simply needs to look better.
  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]

Abbreviation

Noun[edit]

rigger (plural riggers)

  1. (paraskiing) Ellipsis of outrigger

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

rigger m

  1. indefinite plural of rigg

Verb[edit]

rigger

  1. present of rigge