WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
rig•ger  (rigər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who rigs.
  2. a person whose occupation is the fitting of the rigging of ships.
  3. a person who works with hoisting tackle, cranes, scaffolding, etc.
  4. Buildinga protective structure around a construction site.
  5. Aeronautics
    • a mechanic skilled in the assembly, adjustment, and alignment of aircraft control surfaces, wings, and the like.
    • See  parachute rigger. 
  • rig + -er1 1605–15


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

rigger /ˈrɪɡə/ n
  1. a workman who rigs vessels, etc
  2. a bracket on a racing shell or other boat to support a projecting rowlock
  3. a person skilled in the use of pulleys, lifting gear, cranes, etc



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