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rig·ger

 (rĭg′ər)
n.
1. One that rigs: oil and gas riggers.
2. Nautical A ship with a specific kind of rigging. Often used in combination: a square-rigger.

rigger

(ˈrɪɡə)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a workman who rigs vessels, etc
2. (Professions) a workman who rigs vessels, etc
3. (Rowing) rowing a bracket on a racing shell or other boat to support a projecting rowlock
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a person skilled in the use of pulleys, lifting gear, cranes, etc
5. (Professions) a person skilled in the use of pulleys, lifting gear, cranes, etc

rig•ger

(ˈrɪg ər)

n.
a person who rigs.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rigger - someone who rigs shipsrigger - someone who rigs ships    
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
2.rigger - a long slender pointed sable brush used by artists
sable, sable brush, sable's hair pencil - an artist's brush made of sable hairs
3.rigger - someone who works on an oil rig
oilman - a worker who produces or sells petroleum
4.rigger - a sailing vessel with a specified rig; "a square rigger"
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
Translations

rigger

[ˈrɪgəʳ] N (Naut) → aparejador m (Aer) → mecánico m

rigger

n (Naut) → Takler m
References in classic literature ?
Every once and a while Peleg came hobbling out of his whalebone den, roaring at the men down the hatchways, roaring up to the riggers at the mast-head, and then concluded by roaring back into his wigwam.
There has been a time when a ship's chief mate, pocket-book in hand and pencil behind his ear, kept one eye aloft upon his riggers and the other down the hatchway on the stevedores, and watched the disposition of his ship's cargo, knowing that even before she started he was already doing his best to secure for her an easy and quick passage.
Rogue Riderhood dwelt deep and dark in Limehouse Hole, among the riggers, and the mast, oar and block makers, and the boat- builders, and the sail-lofts, as in a kind of ship's hold stored full of waterside characters, some no better than himself, some very much better, and none much worse.
Bly also builds 20-foot retractable carbon fiber outriggers for standard outrigger mounts, as well as a unique 30-degree bend "portable" center rigger.
Teesside Rigging & Lifting MD Steve Smith said: "We are delighted that Sulzer have taken on some of our lads as rigger improvers and have given them the opportunity to gain valuable onsite experience they need to enable them to work towards their level 3 qualifications.
Head of V6 TDI development, Ralph Rigger, stated that the development of the multitronic has halted at Audi and will eventually be superseded across all model lines by dual-clutch automated manual technology.
Practical Examiner Accreditation Workshops for aspiring CCO crane operator, rigger, and signalperson examiners, held before and after the main exposition
Her husband Thomas, known as Seamus, was a rigger on the coke ovens.
Eddie, 68, formerly of Acomb and now living in Prudhoe, and himself a Brown Rigger in 1956, was in the process of formulating the reunion which has now become a traditional part of the Northumberland calendar.
According to Army rigger Sergeant Terrance Alvarez, "Even though we have the same basic skill sets, there are differences in techniques the two branches use to accomplish the same task.
TSgt Rey observed a fully-qualified parachute rigger incorrectly perform a step as the rigger re-packed a BA-18/22 Backstyle Parachute.
Rigger Gurpreet Singh Surat Singh, 32, was standing beneath a forklift as it unloaded steel beams when Monday's tragedy happened, according to the Labour Ministry.