jury-rig: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( joor'ē-rig"), [key]
— n., v., -rigged, -rig•ging.
- a temporary rig to replace a permanent rig that has been disabled, lost overboard, etc.
- any makeshift arrangement of machinery or the like.
- to assemble quickly or from whatever is at hand, esp. for temporary use: to jury-rig stage lights using automobile headlights.
- to replace (a rudder, mast, etc.) with a jury-rig: We jury-rigged a fore-topmast after the storm had snapped ours off.