Definition of "rig" []

  • To provide with a harness or equipment; fit out. (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical To equip (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards. (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical To fit (sails or shrouds, for example) to masts and yards. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To dress, clothe, or adorn: The costumer rigged out the actors in peasant clothing. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or construct in haste or in a makeshift manner: rig up a tent for the night. (verb-transitive)
  • To equip (a vessel, mast, etc) with (sails, rigging, etc) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To set up or prepare ready for use (verb)
  • To put the components of (an aircraft, etc) into their correct positions (verb)
  • To manipulate in a fraudulent manner, esp for profit (verb)
  • The distinctive arrangement of the sails, masts, and other spars of a vessel (noun)
  • The installation used in drilling for and exploiting natural oil and gas deposits (noun)
  • Apparatus or equipment; gear (noun)
  • An amateur radio operator's transmitting and receiving set (noun)
  • A carriage together with one or more horses (noun)
  • An articulated lorry (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "rig" in a sentence
  • "But our other rig is a Freightliner M2 Sportchassis, so it's the Jeep or nothing."
  • "History lesson for the day, a Brass Monkey is what they called the rig that held the cannon balls (near a cannon to be loaded) on sailing ships."
  • "After seeing the eruption of the heavy drilling fluid, he called the rig to ask what was going on, and was told "they were having trouble with the well.""