To rig a ship
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To dress a ship — Dress Dress (dr[e^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dressed} (dr[e^]st) or {Drest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dressing}.] [OF. drecier to make straight, raise, set up, prepare, arrange, F. dresser, (assumed) LL. directiare, fr. L. dirigere, directum, to direct;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rig — /rig/, v., rigged, rigging, n. v.t. 1. Chiefly Naut. a. to put in proper order for working or use. b. to fit (a ship, mast, etc.) with the necessary shrouds, stays, etc. c. to fit (shrouds, stays, sails, etc.) to the mast, yard, or the like. 2.… …   Universalium

  • rig — [rig] vt. rigged, rigging [LME riggen < Scand, as in Norw rigga, to bind, splice] 1. a) to fit (a ship, mast, etc.) with sails, shrouds, etc. b) to fit (sails, shrouds, etc.) to a ship s masts, yards, etc. 2. to assemble and adjust the wings,… …   English World dictionary

  • Ship — A ship IPA|/ʃɪp/ audio|en us ship.ogg|Audio (US) is a large vessel that floats on water. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size. Ships may be found on lakes, seas, and rivers and they allow for a variety of activities, such as …   Wikipedia

  • rig — rig1 [ rıg ] noun count * ▸ 1 for getting oil/gas ▸ 2 large truck ▸ 3 set of equipment ▸ 4 arrangement of sails ▸ 5 set of clothes/uniform 1. ) a tall structure fitted with equipment for getting oil or gas out of the ground or from under the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rig — I UK [rɪɡ] / US noun [countable] Word forms rig : singular rig plural rigs * 1) a tall structure fitted with equipment for getting oil or gas out of the ground or from under the bottom of the sea a drilling rig an oil rig 2) American a large… …   English dictionary

  • ship — shipless, adj. shiplessly, adv. /ship/, n., v., shipped, shipping. n. 1. a vessel, esp. a large oceangoing one propelled by sails or engines. 2. Naut. a. a sailing vessel square rigged on all of three or more masts, having jibs, staysails, and a… …   Universalium

  • rig — 1 verb rigged, rigging (T) 1 to arrange or influence an election, competition etc in a dishonest way so that you get the result that you want: She claimed the election was rigged. 2 (usually passive) to provide a ship with ropes, sails etc: a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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