Meaning of rig
Pronunciation: (rig), [key]
— v., n. rigged, rig•ging,
- 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 fol. by out or up).
- to assemble, install, or prepare (often fol. by up).
- to manipulate fraudulently: to rig prices.
- to place in an inactive state, stowing all lines, tackles, and other removable parts.
- to equip or set up for use.
- 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 calledthe 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.
- costume or dress, esp. when odd or conspicuous, or when designated for a particular purpose: He looks quite nifty in a butler's rig.
- rig (Thesaurus)