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Dictionary Definition



1 gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
2 a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together [syn: trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, articulated lorry, semi]
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: carriage, equipage]
7 the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud" [syn: swindle, cheat]


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 up] [also: rigging, rigged]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /rɪɡ/, /rIg/
    Rhymes: -ɪɡ


  1. The arrangement of masts, spars, and sails on a sailing vessel.
  2. Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
  3. A truck or tractor.
  4. The special apparatus used for drilling oil wells.
  5. A costume or an outfit.
  6. Computer case, often modified for looks.
  7. an imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.


the arrangement of masts etc.
special equipment or gear
a truck or tractor
the special apparatus used for drilling oil wells
a costume or outfit
computer case


'''to rig third-person singular simple present rigs, present participle rigging, simple past rigged, past participle rigged)
  1. To fit out with a harness or other equipment.
  2. To equip and fit a ship with sails, shrouds, and yards.
  3. To dress or clothe in some costume.
  4. To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.
  5. To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain.


to fit out with a harness
to equip and fit a ship
to dress or clothe in some costume
to make or construct something in haste
to manipulate something dishonestly


Extensive Definition

Rig may refer to:
  • Rig (band), a musical group of the early 1970s
  • Rig, Afghanistan
  • Rigging, the arrangement of sails on a sailing vessel
  • Rigging/rigged, in computer animation, parts of a 3D model are rigged so that an animator can easily select and move parts of the model (such as an arm or leg) without having to painstakingly select every single vertex in the desired part. The rig also helps the animator with constraints and movement of other attached parts
  • Ríg, in Norse mythology
  • Radio Independents Group (R.I.G. or RIG)
  • RIG, the ticker symbol for Transocean Inc., the largest offshore drilling company in the world
  • In skydiving, a rig is a harness/container or a full parachute system including a harness/container, a main parachute, a reserve parachute, and an automatic activation device
  • A type of horse-drawn carriage in the United States
  • Rig Veda, in Hinduism
  • Oil rig or drilling rig, a structure housing equipment used to drill for materials and/or extract oil from underground oil reservoirs
  • Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing, a video game
  • Semiring, in abstract algebra
  • In amateur radio, a generic term for a transmitter, receiver, or transceiver
rig in Russian: Риг

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