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Definition of Rig

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set up, make ready for use; equip, furnish with supplies or equipment; falsify, tamper with, manipulate fraudulently; dress, clothe (Informal); fit or install sails on a sailboat
covering; equipment, gear; device
Rig Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
1) The construction or arrangement of lighting equipment for a particular production.(noun) 2) Installing lighting, sound equipment and scenery etc for a particular show.(verb)
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Rig Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.
(v. t.)
To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling.
(v. t.)
To dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out.
(v. i.)
To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks.
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.
Dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing.
A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.
A ridge.
A blast of wind.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\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.]
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.

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 rusty rig 
Australian Slang
costume or dress, especially when odd or conspicuous
(NT) dress which men adopt in the Northern Territory on official occasions comprising long trousers, shirt and tie
fit or deck with clothes, etc.
(NT) dress which men adopt in the Northern Territory on official occasions comprising long trousers, shirt and tie
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
sheep stealing
WordNet 2.0

1. gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
(hypernym) gear, paraphernalia, appurtenances
(hyponym) drill rig, drilling rig, oilrig, oil rig
2. a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
(synonym) trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, articulated lorry, semi
(hypernym) truck, motortruck
(hyponym) tandem trailer
(part-meronym) semitrailer, semi
3. formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
(synonym) rigging
(hypernym) formation
(hyponym) Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig, Marconi rig
(derivation) set, set up
4. a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
(synonym) outfit, getup, turnout
(hypernym) attire, garb, dress
(hyponym) bib-and-tucker
5. gear used in fishing
(synonym) fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig
(hypernym) gear, paraphernalia, appurtenances
(member-meronym) bob, bobber, cork, bobfloat
(part-meronym) gig
6. a vehicle with four wheels drawn by two or more horses
(synonym) carriage, equipage
(hypernym) horse-drawn vehicle
(hyponym) barouche
(part-meronym) axletree
7. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
(synonym) swindle, cheat
(hypernym) fraud
(hyponym) scam, cozenage
(derivation) manipulate

1. arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election"
(synonym) set up
(hypernym) cheat, chisel
(derivation) swindle, cheat
2. manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices"
(synonym) manipulate
(hypernym) price
(derivation) swindle, cheat
3. connect or secure to; "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
(hypernym) fasten, fix, secure
4. equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship"
(synonym) set, set up
(hypernym) equip, fit, fit out, outfit
(derivation) rigging
Rig Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
Truck, tractor-semitrailer, truck and full trailer, or other combination. (ATA1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
(1) a drilling rig (q.v.). (2) a large tractor-trailer.
Glossary of Iron Casting Terms
To prepare a pattern and flask equipment for molding.
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Holding company with subsidiary which operates mobile offshore drilling rigs, including semisubmersibles andjack-ups, which provide deep water and harsh environment contract drilling services for oil and gas wells; And provides additional drilling services, including turnkey drilling, coiled tubing drilling and
Rig Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
City: RIG
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
recognition identification group
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Rig Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
The derrick, drawworks and attendant surface equipment of a drilling or workover unit.
Airline Codes
Riga Airlines (Latvia)
GSM abbreviations
Roaming Interworking Gateway
Rig Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Related Interest Group
Rig Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Rig may refer to:

  • Rig, an alternate name for Bandar Rig, a city in Bushehr Province, Iran
  • Rig District, a district in Bushehr Province, Iran
  • Rig Rural District, a rural district in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran
  • Rig, Gilan, a village in Gilan Province, Iran
  • Rig, Jask, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
  • Rig, Lirdaf, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
  • Rig, an alternate name for Rig-e Bala, a village in South Khorasan Province, Iran

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Rig Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The method by which spars and sails are designed and fitted.
Glossary Of Windsurfing Terminology
The mast, mastfoot, sail and boom all combined.

Rig Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Amateur Radio Glossary
a radio (transmitter, receiver, or transceiver)
Rig Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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