Meaning of RIG in English

RIG

I. ˈrig transitive verb

( rigged ; rig·ging )

Etymology: probably back-formation from rigging

Date: 15th century

1. : to fit out (as a ship) with rigging

2. : clothe , dress — usually used with out

3. : to furnish with special gear : equip

4.

a. : to put in condition or position for use : adjust , arrange

a car rigged for manual control

b. : construct

rig up a temporary shelter

II. noun

Date: 1822

1. : the distinctive shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts of a ship

2. : equipage ; especially : a carriage with its horse

3. : clothing , dress

4. : tackle, equipment, or machinery fitted for a specified purpose

an oil-drilling rig

5. : a tractor-trailer combination

III. transitive verb

( rigged ; rig·ging )

Etymology: rig, noun, a swindle

Date: 1851

1. : to manipulate or control usually by deceptive or dishonest means

rig an election

2. : to fix in advance for a desired result

rig the contest

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.