Definitions for: Rig


[n] the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
[n] a wheeled vehicle drawn by horses
[n] gear used in fishing
[n] a set of clothing (with accessories)
[n] gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
[n] formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
[n] a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
[v] equip with sails, masts, etc.; of ships
[v] connect or secure to; "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
[v] manipulate in a fraudulent manner; of prices
[v] arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; of elections



Webster (1913) Definition: Rig, n. [See Ridge.]
A ridge. [Prov. or Scott.]


Rig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rigged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Rigging.] [Norweg. rigga to bind, particularly, to wrap
round, rig; cf. AS. wr[=i]han to cover.]
1. To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling.

2. To dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or
fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out.

Jack was rigged out in his gold and silver lace.
--L'Estrange.

To rig a purchase, to adapt apparatus so as to get a
purchase for moving a weight, as with a lever, tackle,
capstan, etc.

To rig a ship (Naut.), to fit the shrouds, stays, braces,
etc., to their respective masts and yards.


Rig, n.
1. (Naut.) The peculiar fitting in shape, number, and
arrangement of sails and masts, by which different types
of vessels are distinguished; as, schooner rig, ship rig,
etc. See Illustration in Appendix.

2. Dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing. [Colloq.]


Rig, n. [Cf. Wriggle.]
1. A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct. [Obs.]
--Fuller.

2. A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.

3. A blast of wind. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

That uncertain season before the rigs of Michaelmas
were yet well composed. --Burke.

To run a rig, to play a trick; to engage in a frolic; to do
something strange and unbecoming.

He little dreamt when he set out Of running such a
rig. --Cowper.


Rig, v. i.
To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play
tricks. ``Rigging and rifling all ways.'' --Chapman.


Rig, v. t.
To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer. [Obs. or
Prov.] --Tusser.

To rig the market (Stock Exchange), to raise or lower
market prices, as by some fraud or trick. [Cant]

Synonyms: articulated lorry, carriage, cheat, equipage, fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, getup, manipulate, outfit, rigging, semi, set, set up, set up, swindle, tackle, tractor trailer, trailer truck, trucking rig

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