Rigger
Rigger Rig"ger, n. 1. One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship. [1913 Webster]

2. A cylindrical pulley or drum in machinery. [R.] [1913 Webster]

3. (Painting) A long slender, and pointed sable brush for making fine lines, etc.; -- said to be so called from its use by marine painters for drawing the lines of the rigging. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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