Crossword clues for rig
- Wildcatter's investment
- Drilling apparatus
- Fix, as an election
- Roughneck's workplace
- Oil-drilling apparatus
- Gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
- Formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
- A set of clothing (with accessories)
- A wheeled vehicle drawn by horses
- Stack the deck
- Trailer truck
- A threshing machine, e.g.
- Trump up
- Semi, for one
- Fit out for sailing
- Horse and carriage
- Set up
- Stack, in a way
- Equip a ship
- Concern of many a carter
- Manipulate fraudulently
- Teamster vehicle
- Control dishonestly
- Trucker's wheels
- Oil drilling equipment
- Fit out
- Fix, as in gambling
- Hauler's truck
- Predetermine the outcome
- Arrangement of masts
- Fix, in a way
- Trucker's truck
- Fix the outcome
- Offshore apparatus
- Good buddy's transport
- Oil driller's setup
- Tamper with
- Fix illegally
- Shell asset
- Oil company facility
- Fix, as a fight
- Horse and buggy
- Big truck
- Teamster's transport
- Semi-tractor trailer
- What a roughneck works on
- Oil driller's construction
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rig \Rig\, v. t.
To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer. [Obs. or
To rig the market (Stock Exchange), to raise or lower market prices, as by some fraud or trick. [Cant]
Rig \Rig\, v. i.
To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play
tricks. ``Rigging and rifling all ways.''
Rig \Rig\, n. [Cf. Wriggle.]
A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct. [Obs.]
A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
A blast of wind. [Prov. Eng.]
That uncertain season before the rigs of Michaelmas were yet well composed.
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.
Rig \Rig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rigged; p. pr. & vb. n. Rigging.] [Norweg. rigga to bind, particularly, to wrap round, rig; cf. AS. wr[=i]han to cover.]
To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling.
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.
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 \Rig\, n. [See Ridge.] A ridge. [Prov. or Scott.]
Rig \Rig\, n.
(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.
Dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing. [Colloq.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 15c., originally nautical, "to fit with sails," probably from a Scandinavian source (compare Danish, Norwegian rigge "to equip," Swedish rigga "to rig, harness"), though these may be from English; perhaps ultimately from PIE *reig- "to bind." Slang meaning "to pre-arrange or tamper with results" is attested from 1938, perhaps a different word, from rig (n.) "a trick, swindle, scheme" (1775), earlier "sport, banter, ridicule" (1725), of unknown origin. Also there is rig (v.) "ransack" from 1560s, likewise of unknown origin. Related: Rigged; rigging.
"distinctive arrangement of sails, masts, etc. on a ship," 1822, from rig (v.). Extended to costume, clothing outfit (1843); horse-drawn vehicle (1831), which led to sense of "truck, bus, etc." (1851); and apparatus for well-sinking (1875).
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context slang nautical English) The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft. 2 special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose. 3 (context US English) A large truck such as a semi-tractor. 4 The special apparatus used for drilling wells. 5 (context informal English) A costume or an outfit. 6 (context slang computing English) A computer case, often modified for looks. 7 An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc. 8 (context slang English) radio equipment, especially a CB radio transceiver. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To fit out with a harness or other equipment. 2 (context transitive nautical English) To equip and fit (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards. 3 (context transitive informal English) To dress or clothe in some costume. 4 (context transitive English) To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner. 5 (context transitive English) To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes. Etymology 2
n. (context UK Scotland dialect English) A ridge. Etymology 3
n. 1 (context obsolete English) A wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct. 2 (context obsolete English) A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic. 3 (context obsolete English) A blast of wind.
n. gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel [syn: rigging]
Rig may refer to:
A rig is an arrangement of items used for fishing. It can be assembled of one or more lines, hooks, sinkers, bobbers, swivels, lures, beads, and other fishing tackle. A rig might be held by a rod, by hand, or attached to a boat or pier. Some rigs are designed to float near the surface of the water, others are designed to sink to the bottom. Some rigs are designed for trolling. Many rigs are designed especially for catching a single species of fish, but will work well for many different species.
Usage examples of "rig".
Frik Van Alman would be more upset about not regaining the artifact than he would ever have been about losing the oil rig.
When they had made their tallies other gangs of seamen rolled the great barrels down to the beach and loaded them into the largest pinnace to be taken out to the galleon, which lay anchored out in the channel, under her new mainmast and rigging.
Rigged to an ECUan environmental-control unitthat Rhyme could manipulate with his one working finger, the device used a rubber armature to turn pages of books.
Still the Berceau held on, though her way was checked, and now her bow-guns answered with chain-shot that shrieked high through the rigging, cutting ropes and sails as it went.
Then it crossed the sea of grass and bush to the dry region of the desert and came to Bir Oassa where the towers of oil rigs made a newer, metal forest.
The Biter was alongside the rigging wharf, starboard side to, and almost without a conscious intention he crossed the deck, swung legs across the bulwarks, and clambered down on to the dockside That Sam Holt had betrayed him he would not believe.
The road to the bale shed was sheltered by a high, densely overgrown caragana hedge, and when he came around the end of it, he saw the familiar midnight blue rig backed up to the big doors at the south end of the arena.
He bet that Algul Siento had been what his Dad had claimed America would become in time, a cashless society, and that old Seeberg was rigged so you only had to push the buttons in order to start the music.
Teddy was deeply asleep, so Zach left the cavelet late in the afternoon to rig a few early-warning devices around the perimeter.
Angelo groaned and turned a light chocolate colour every time he bent over to coil a rope or rig the rods and Chubby sweated neat alcohol and his expression was truly terrifying.
We found a good anchor point for our block and tackle and while Chubby rigged it, I left him and floated back to the nearest cabin.
Cig and Grace waved as Cig pulled the rig around, truck nose outwards.
This happened quickly--the roar of flames, the clacketing of the rig, the heavy horses whipped to a lather through their fear, the wooden wheels bumping and veering between flames--but, quick as it was, Mamo never forgot.
Through the grille of the hatch he could see a mast, and sailors clambering like squirrels about the rigging.
Back during the height of the Rebellion, the mechanical genius General Airen Cracken had found a way to rig blaster power packs to explode.