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Definition of "rigger" [rig•ger]

  • One that rigs: oil and gas riggers. (noun)
  • Nautical A ship with a specific kind of rigging. (noun)

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.

Use "rigger" in a sentence
  • "When one delinquent was identified as a rigger of sails, a curious collection agent searched his name and the term online and found a discussion board used by local riggers."
  • "A rigger is a guy who crawls up the beams to the stress points of the building and connects the cables to hang our sound system and lights over the stage."
  • "The out-rigger, which is always kept to windward, acting by its weight at the end of so long a lever, prevents the vessel from turning over by the pressure of the sail; or, should the wind shift suddenly, so as to bring the sail aback, the buoyancy of the floating log would prevent the canoe from upsetting on that side by retaining the out-rigger horizontal."