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tr.v. rigged, rig·ging, rigs
1. To provide with a harness or equipment; fit out.
2. Nautical
a. To equip (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.
b. To fit (sails or shrouds, for example) to masts and yards.
3. Informal To dress, clothe, or adorn: The costumer rigged out the actors in peasant clothing.
4. To make or construct in haste or in a makeshift manner: rig up a tent for the night.
5. To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain: rig a prizefight; rig stock prices.
1. Nautical The arrangement of masts, spars, and sails on a sailing vessel.
2. Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
a. A truck or tractor.
b. A tractor-trailer.
c. A vehicle with one or more horses harnessed to it.
4. The special apparatus used for drilling oil wells and extracting the oil.
5. Western US See saddle.
6. Informal A costume or an outfit: wore an outlandish rig to the office.
7. Fishing tackle.

[Middle English riggen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian rigga, to bind.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rigged - fitted or equipped with necessary rigging (sails and shrouds and stays etc)
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
unrigged - stripped of rigging
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References in classic literature ?
So we rigged her with thin hides for sails and dried gut for rope.
The spars were cleared away, the anchors and guns heaved overboard; the sprit-sail yard was rigged for a jury-mast, and a mizzen topsail set upon it.
That seemed a good idea; so the Historian rigged up a high tower in his back yard, and took lessons in wireless telegraphy until he understood it, and then began to call "Princess Dorothy of Oz" by sending messages into the air.