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Noun: rig  rig
  1. Gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
  2. [N. Amer] A truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
    - trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, articulated lorry [Brit], semi [N. Amer, informal]
  3. Formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
    - rigging
  4. A set of clothing (with accessories)
    "his rig was exceedingly elegant";
    - outfit, getup, turnout
  5. Gear used in fishing
    - fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig
  6. A vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
    - carriage, equipage
  7. The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
    - swindle, cheat, fraud
Verb: rig (rigged,rigging)  rig
  1. Arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
    "rig an election";
    - set up
  2. Cause to change in a way that is not intended or honest
    "rig prices";
    - manipulate
  3. Connect or secure to
    "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
  4. Equip with sails or masts
    "rig a ship";
    - set, set up

Derived forms: rigs, rigging, rigged

See also: set

Type of: appurtenance, attire, cheat, chisel [informal], dress, equip, fasten, fiddle [Brit, informal], fit, fit out, fix, formation, fraud, garb, gear, horse-drawn vehicle, lorry [Brit], motortruck [N. Amer], outfit, paraphernalia, price, secure, truck

Encyclopedia: Rig, Lirdaf