Rigging



noun
1.
the ropes, chains, etc., employed to support and work the masts, yards, sails, etc., on a ship.
2.
lifting or hauling tackle.
3.
Informal. clothing.
verb (used with object), rigged, rigging.
1.
Chiefly Nautical.

to put in proper order for working or use.
to fit (a ship, mast, etc.) with the necessary shrouds, stays, etc.
to fit (shrouds, stays, sails, etc.) to the mast, yard, or the like.

2.
to furnish or provide with equipment, clothing, etc.; fit (usually followed by out or up).
3.
to assemble, install, or prepare (often followed by up).
4.
to manipulate fraudulently:
to rig prices.
noun
5.
the arrangement of the masts, spars, sails, etc., on a boat or ship.
6.
apparatus for some purpose; equipment; outfit; gear:
a hi-fi rig; Bring your rod and reel and all the rest of your fishing rig.
7.
Also called drill rig. the equipment used in drilling an oil well.
8.
any combination trucking unit in which vehicles are hooked together, as a tractor-trailer.
9.
any kind of truck.
10.
a carriage, buckboard, sulky, or wagon together with the horse or horses that draw it.
11.
Informal. costume or dress, especially when odd or conspicuous, or when designated for a particular purpose:
He looks quite nifty in a butler’s rig.
Verb phrases
12.
rig down, Nautical. to place in an inactive state, stowing all lines, tackles, and other removable parts.
13.
rig up, to equip or set up for use.
noun
1.
the shrouds, stays, halyards, etc, of a vessel
2.
the bracing wires, struts, and lines of a biplane, balloon, etc
3.
any form of lifting gear, tackle, etc
verb (transitive) rigs, rigging, rigged
1.
(nautical) to equip (a vessel, mast, etc) with (sails, rigging, etc)
2.
(nautical) 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
noun
5.
(nautical) the distinctive arrangement of the sails, masts, and other spars of a vessel
6.
the installation used in drilling for and exploiting natural oil and gas deposits: an oil rig In full drilling rig
7.
apparatus or equipment; gear
8.
an amateur radio operator’s transmitting and receiving set
9.
(US & Canadian) a carriage together with one or more horses
10.
(mainly US & Canadian) an articulated lorry
noun
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a ridge or raised strip of unploughed land in a ploughed field
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station equipment (shortwave transmission)

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