Meaning of RIG in English

RIG

~ 1

■ verb ( ~s , ~ging , ~ged )

1》 provide (a boat) with sails and ~ging.

↘assemble and adjust (the equipment of a sailing boat, aircraft, etc.) in readiness for operation.

↘(often ~ something up ) set up (a device or structure), typically in a makeshift way.

2》 (often ~ someone out ) provide with clothes of a particular type.

■ noun

1》 the arrangement of a boat's sails and ~ging.

↘the sail, mast, and boom of a windsurfer.

2》 an apparatus or device for a particular purpose.

↘an oil ~ or drilling ~.

↘(in CB and short-wave radio) a transmitter and receiver.

↘a type of construction for fishing tackle that bears the bait and hook.

3》 a person's costume or outfit.

4》 chiefly N. Amer. & Austral./NZ a truck.

Phrases

full ~ informal smart or ceremonial clothes.

Derivatives

-~ged adjective

O~in

C15: perh. of Scand. o~in.

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~ 2

■ verb ( ~s , ~ging , ~ged ) manage or conduct (something) fraudulently so as to gain an advantage.

■ noun archaic a trick or swindle.

O~in

C18 (asnoun): of unknown o~in.

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