WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
rig /rɪg/USA pronunciation v., rigged, rig•ging,n. 

v. [+ object]
  • to fit (a ship, etc.) with ropes, chains, etc.:The new ship was rigged for its first sail.
  • to furnish with equipment:The truck was rigged with a roof rack.
  • to assemble, install, or prepare: [~ ( + up) + object]The campers rigged (up) a shelter from tree branches.[+ object ( + up)]rigged a shelter (up) from branches.
  • to arrange in a dishonest way; fix:to rig prices.

  • n. 
  • Nautical, Naval Terms[countable] the arrangement of the masts, sails, etc., on a ship.
  • [countable] a device or apparatus designed for some purpose:an oil-drilling rig.
  • Transport[countable] a tractor-trailer truck:an eighteen-wheel rig.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    rig /rɪɡ/ vb (rigs, rigging, rigged)(transitive)
    1. to equip (a vessel, mast, etc) with (sails, rigging, etc)
    2. to set up or prepare ready for use
    3. to put the components of (an aircraft, etc) into their correct positions
    4. to manipulate in a fraudulent manner, esp for profit: to rig prices, to rig an election
    1. the distinctive arrangement of the sails, masts, and other spars of a vessel
    2. the installation used in drilling for and exploiting natural oil and gas deposits: an oil rig
    3. apparatus or equipment; gear
    4. chiefly US Canadian an articulated lorry

    See also rig out, rig upEtymology: 15th Century: from Scandinavian; related to Norwegian rigga to wrap

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