Rig, v. i. To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks. “Rigging and rifling all ways.”
Rig, v. t. To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer. [Obs. or Prov.]
To rig the market Stock Exchange, to raise or lower market prices, as by some fraud or trick. [Cant]
Rig n. A ridge. [Prov. or Scott.]
Rig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rigged p. pr. & vb. n. Rigging ]
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.
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.]
1. A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct. [Obs.]
2. A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
3. A blast of wind. [Prov. Eng.]
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.
n 1: gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular
2: a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together [syn: trailer
truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, articulated
3: formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel [syn: rigging]
4: a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was
exceedingly elegant" [syn: outfit, getup, turnout]
5: gear used in fishing [syn: fishing gear, tackle, fishing
tackle, fishing rig]
6: a vehicle with four wheels drawn by two or more horses [syn:
7: the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book
is a fraud" [syn: swindle, cheat]
v 1: arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election"
[syn: set up]
2: manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices" [syn: manipulate]
3: connect or secure to; "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
4: equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship" [syn: set, set
[also: rigging, rigged]