• A sailor tries to stop the orang-outang hiding in the ship's rigging
    A sailor tries to stop the orang-outang hiding in the ship's rigging
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rig equip with sails or masts "rig a ship"
    • v rig connect or secure to "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
    • v rig manipulate in a fraudulent manner "rig prices"
    • v rig arrange the outcome of by means of deceit "rig an election"
    • n rig the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme "that book is a fraud"
    • n rig a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
    • n rig gear used in fishing
    • n rig a set of clothing (with accessories) "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
    • n rig gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
    • n rig formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
    • n rig a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On February 9, 1993, "Dateline NBC" was forced to publicly apologize, and NBC president Michael Gartner resigned for a scandal caused by "Dateline" rigging a GM truck with explosives to simulate a "scientific" crash-test demo.
    • Rig A blast of wind. "That uncertain season before the rigs of Michaelmas were yet well composed.""He little dreamt when he set out
      Of running such a rig ."
    • n Rig A ridge.
    • Rig A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.
    • Rig A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
    • Rig Dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing.
    • Rig (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.
    • Rig 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."
    • Rig To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling.
    • v. t Rig To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.
    • v. i Rig To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks. "Rigging and rifling all ways."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Thousands of people watched the Battle of Bunker Hill take place. People in the Boston area sat on rooftops, in trees, on church steeples, and in the rigging of ships in the harbor to watch the American revolutionaries battle the British.
    • n rig An obsolete or dialectal form of ridge.
    • rig To fit (a ship) with the necessary tackle; fit, as the shrouds, stays, braces, etc., to their respective masts and yards.
    • rig To dress; fit out or decorate with clothes or personal adornments: often with out or up.
    • rig To fit out; furnish; equip; put in condition for use: often followed by out or up.
    • rig To make or use a rig, as in angling: as, to rig light (that is, to use a light fishing-tackle).
    • n rig Nautical, the characteristic manner of fitting the masts and rigging to the hull of any vessel: thus, schooner-rig, ship-rig, etc., have reference to the masts and sails of those vessels, without regard to the hull.
    • n rig Costume; dress, especially of a gay or fanciful description.
    • n rig An equipage or turnout; a vehicle with a horse or horses, as for driving.
    • n rig Fishing-tackle collectively; an angler's cast. [Colloq.]
    • rig To romp; play the wanton.
    • rig To make free with.
    • n rig A romp; a wanton; a strumpet.
    • n rig A frolic: a trick.
    • n rig Same as ridgel.
    • n rig The apparatus in a cultivator which carries the shovels; a cultivator gang.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American sculptor, Alexander Calder, rigged the front door of his Paris apartment so that he could open it from his bathtub.
    • v.t Rig rig to clothe, to dress: to put on: to equip:
    • pr.p Rig rig′ging; pa.t. and pa.p. rigged
    • n Rig sails and tackling: an equipage, or turn-out, for driving, &c.: fishing-tackle:
    • n Rig rig (Scot.) a ridge: a path.
    • n Rig rig a frolic, trick:
    • v.i Rig to romp, act the wanton
    • v.t Rig rig (naut.) to fit with sails and tackling
    • n Rig (coll.) costume, dress
    • n Rig rig (obs.) a wanton
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Norweg. rigga, to bind, particularly, to wrap round, rig; cf. AS. wrīhan, to cover
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. wriggle.


In literature:

On a sudden men were seen swarming up her rigging.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now in that rig-out you could go through anything.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
He now followed Max up the rigging.
"Archibald Hughson" by W.H.G. Kingston
The two craft separated with a roll and came together again with more scraping and snapping of rigging.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Bill thought that Toby meant that he would not chaff him, for he let us both go, and we lost no time in slipping down the rigging.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Seems to be a full-rigged ship.
"Ahead of the Army" by W. O. Stoddard
Occasionally he cast his eyes up at the rigging over their heads.
"Work and Win" by Oliver Optic
Above me extended the topgallant rigging.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
Mr. Mingo was not literary, and perched in the fore-rigging.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
I knew the cut of his rig the other day when he was cruising round about.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various

In poetry:

Away went Gilpin, neck or nought;
Away went hat and wig;
He little dreamt, when he set out,
Of running such a rig.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
But the third went wide and far
Into an unforgiving sea
Under a fire-spilling star,
And it was rigged for a long journey.
"The North Ship" by Philip Larkin
I saw three ships go sailing by,
Over the sea, the lifting sea,
And the wind rose in the morning sky,
And one was rigged for a long journey.
"The North Ship" by Philip Larkin
Of floods to sap the parched ground,
And streams to run the desert round;
Of ransom to the captive caught,
And harbour to the found'rig yacht;
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
The shadow of the rigging to and fro
Sways, shifts, and flickers on the spar-deck's snow,
And like a giant trampling in his chains,
The screw-blades gasp and thunder deep below;
"The Exiles' Line" by Rudyard Kipling
Then Jamie, whase true heart was swallin' fu' big,
Said, "Ye maun come wi' us a bit doun the rig;
Whan awa', wi' gude health, fu' brawly we'll fen',
An' aft o' oor weelfare we'll gi'e ye to ken."
"Pairtin' An' Meetin'" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

In May 2007, an auditor named David McKay arrived by helicopter on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon.
WASHINGTON — Drilling rig s were returning to the scene of the Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe Saturday after Tropical Storm Bonnie weakened and no longer posed a threat to efforts to kill the runaway well permanently.
4 weeks to take charge of your future and learn to drive a big rig.
Jim's big rig driving school .
Babe of the Week is a little like a rigged roulette wheel: Everyone is a winner.
Oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil Rig Exploded In the Gulf of Mexico, Two People Feared Dead.
Crews work to remove the driver from the rig.
View full size David I. Andersen, Plain Dealer file This 2001 photo shows a gas well rig in Brainard Park in Lyndhurst.
1 overall pick in the draft, accusations that the draft was "rigged" started flying around.
Two people missing, four hurt in oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil rig fire off coast of Louisiana.
Fire out at Gulf rig.
US Gulf rig fire leaves 4 hurt, 2 missing.
An oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle, Louisiana caught fire after an explosion on Friday, November 16, 2012, leaving at least 2 workers are missing according the USCG.

In science:

Since there are many nuclear effects (including the formation of QGP) which we still don’t quantitatively understand, the extrapolation from p ¯p data at the RHIC energy and p + A, A + A data at SPS energy is inevitably rigged with uncertainties.
Last Call for RHIC Predictions
In our previous paper we gave a combinatorial description of states for generalized XX Z model in terms of the so–called sl(2)–XX Z rigged configurations.
Bethe's states for generalized XXX and XXZ models
Let us remark that both numbers Z XX Z (N , s | l) and Z XXX (N , s | l) admit a combinatorial interpretation in terms of rigged configurations.
Bethe's states for generalized XXX and XXZ models
More exactly, we suppose to describe a bijection between XX Z –rigged configurations and XXX –rigged configurations.
Bethe's states for generalized XXX and XXZ models
Let us start with recalling a definition of rigged configurations.
Bethe's states for generalized XXX and XXZ models