rig·ging /ˈrɪgɪŋ, gən/
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.
Rig·ging n. Dress; tackle; especially Naut., the ropes, chains, etc., that support the masts and spars of a vessel, and serve as purchases for adjusting the sails, etc. See Illustr. of Ship and Sails.
Running rigging Naut., all those ropes used in bracing the yards, making and shortening sail, etc., such as braces, sheets, halyards, clew lines, and the like.
Standing rigging Naut., the shrouds and stays.
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]
n 1: gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and
sails [syn: tackle]
2: formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel [syn: rig]