the ropes, chains, etc., employed to support and work the masts, yards, sails, etc., on a ship.
lifting or hauling tackle.
verb (used with object), rigged, rigging.
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.
to furnish or provide with equipment, clothing, etc.; fit (usually followed by out or up).
to assemble, install, or prepare (often followed by up).
to manipulate fraudulently:
to rig prices.
the arrangement of the masts, spars, sails, etc., on a boat or ship.
apparatus for some purpose; equipment; outfit; gear:
a hi-fi rig; Bring your rod and reel and all the rest of your fishing rig.
Also called drill rig. the equipment used in drilling an oil well.
any combination trucking unit in which vehicles are hooked together, as a tractor-trailer.
any kind of truck.
a carriage, buckboard, sulky, or wagon together with the horse or horses that draw it.
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.
rig down, Nautical. to place in an inactive state, stowing all lines, tackles, and other removable parts.
rig up, to equip or set up for use.
the shrouds, stays, halyards, etc, of a vessel
the bracing wires, struts, and lines of a biplane, balloon, etc
any form of lifting gear, tackle, etc
verb (transitive) rigs, rigging, rigged
(nautical) to equip (a vessel, mast, etc) with (sails, rigging, etc)
(nautical) to set up or prepare ready for use
to put the components of (an aircraft, etc) into their correct positions
to manipulate in a fraudulent manner, esp for profit: to rig prices, to rig an election
(nautical) the distinctive arrangement of the sails, masts, and other spars of a vessel
the installation used in drilling for and exploiting natural oil and gas deposits: an oil rig In full drilling rig
apparatus or equipment; gear
an amateur radio operator’s transmitting and receiving set
(US & Canadian) a carriage together with one or more horses
(mainly US & Canadian) an articulated lorry
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a ridge or raised strip of unploughed land in a ploughed field
station equipment (shortwave transmission)
- Rigging loft
noun 1. a loft or gallery in a boatbuilder’s yard from which rigging can be fitted 2. a loft in a theatre from which scenery, etc, is raised and lowered
adjective, righter, rightest. 1. in accordance with what is good, proper, or just: right conduct. 2. in conformity with fact, reason, truth, or some standard or principle; correct: the right solution; the right answer. 3. correct in judgment, opinion, or action. 4. fitting or appropriate; suitable: to say the right thing at the right time. […]
noun 1. the position assumed by turning about to the right so as to face in the opposite direction. 2. the act of turning so as to face the opposite direction. adverb 3. facing or in the opposite direction: Move that chair rightabout.
or rightabout-face, right-about-face noun 1. Military. a command, given to a soldier or soldiers at attention, to turn the body about toward the right so as to face in the opposite direction. the act of so turning in a prescribed military manner. 2. rightabout (def 2). 3. any complete reversal, as of conduct or opinion.