To rig a purchase
Rig Rig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rigged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rigging}.] [Norweg. rigga to bind, particularly, to wrap round, rig; cf. AS. wr[=i]han to cover.] 1. To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling. [1913 Webster]

2. To dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out. [1913 Webster]

Jack was rigged out in his gold and silver lace. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

{To rig a purchase}, to adapt apparatus so as to get a purchase for moving a weight, as with a lever, tackle, capstan, etc.

{To rig a ship} (Naut.), to fit the shrouds, stays, braces, etc., to their respective masts and yards. [1913 Webster]


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