rig


rig
rig [rig]
vt.
rigged, rigging [LME riggen < Scand, as in Norw rigga, to bind, splice]
1.
a) to fit (a ship, mast, etc.) with sails, shrouds, etc.
b) to fit (sails, shrouds, etc.) to a ship's masts, yards, etc.
2. to assemble and adjust the wings, fuselage, etc. of (an aircraft)
3. to fit (out); equip
4. to put together, prepare for use, or arrange, esp. in a makeshift or hurried fashion: often with up
5. to arrange in a dishonest way for selfish advantage; manipulate fraudulently; fix [to rig an election]
6. Informal to dress; clothe; attire: usually with out
n.
1. the distinctive arrangement of sails, masts, and rigging on a vessel
2. any apparatus for a special purpose; equipment; gear [a ham radio operator's rig ]
3. equipment for drilling an oil well
4.
a) a carriage, cart, etc. with its horse or horses
b) a tractor-trailer or, sometimes, the tractor alone
c) Informal any vehicle
5. [Old Informal] dress or costume, esp. if odd or showy

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Synonyms:
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