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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.
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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
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rig•ger

(ˈrɪg ər)

n.
a person who rigs.
[1605–15]
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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
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Translations

rigger

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

n (Naut) → Takler m
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Ham carrying me on his back and a small box of ours under his arm, and Peggotty carrying another small box of ours, we turned down lanes bestrewn with bits of chips and little hillocks of sand, and went past gas-works, rope-walks, boat-builders' yards, shipwrights' yards, ship-breakers' yards, caulkers' yards, riggers' lofts, smiths' forges, and a great litter of such places, until we came out upon the dull waste I had already seen at a distance; when Ham said,
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.
Caption: Petty Officer 1st class Thiwa Thipkhosithkun talks with retired rigger Bob Boles, the oldest member of the parachute riggers community, via video teleconference as part of the rate's 75th anniversary celebrations.
The riggers are multi-piece with a flip-lever cam lock on each section, and they retract down to 4 feet for easy storage.
Sulzer Chemtech UK Tower Field Service Division has just taken on a group of trainee riggers who have completed their QCF level 2 rigging reskills program with leading local training provider Teesside Rigging & Lifting.
Towards the end of the last century, some in the arena rigging industry began to realize that it was no longer good enough--or safe enough--to expect working riggers to pick up all the necessary skills on the job.
But retired bank manager Vivian has missed only one of the 16 annual "Brown Riggers" reunions since 1996.
Made up of Army parachute riggers, the detachment is responsible for servicing and maintaining all equipment for aerial delivery contingency operations in Okinawa and the rest of Japan.
RIGGERS have removed the main topgallant mast from Nelson's flagship HMS Victory as part of major renovation works.
After six weeks of battling a huge oil well blowout, Iranian oil riggers have managed to extinguish a massive blaze raging at the wellhead, bragging that this was astounding speed, although American riggers said it was astoundingly slow.