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.
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]
adj : fitted or equipped with necessary rigging (sails and shrouds
and stays etc) [ant: unrigged]