Meaning of RIG in English


v. & n. (rigged, rigging) 1 a provide (a sailing ship) with sails, rigging, etc. b prepare ready for sailing. 2 (often foll. by out, up) fit with clothes or other equipment. 3 (foll. by up) set up hastily or as a makeshift. 4 assemble and adjust the parts of (an aircraft).

n. 1 the arrangement of masts, sails, rigging, etc., of a sailing ship. 2 equipment for a special purpose, e.g. a radio transmitter. 3 = oil rig. 4 a person's or thing's look as determined by clothing, equipment, etc., esp. uniform. in full rig colloq. smartly or ceremonially dressed. rig-out Brit. colloq. an outfit of clothes. rigged adj. (also in comb.).

[ ME, perh. of Scand. orig.: cf. Norw. rigga bind or wrap up ]

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