jury-rigged ju"ry-rigged`, a. (Naut.) Rigged for temporary service; done or made using whatever materials are available; makeshift; as, the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear. See {Jury}, a.

Syn: improvised, makeshift. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jury-rigged — [joor′ērigd΄] adj. 〚see JURY2〛 rigged for temporary or emergency use * * * …   Universalium

  • jury-rigged — [joor′ērigd΄] adj. [see JURY2] rigged for temporary or emergency use …   English World dictionary

  • jury-rigged — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a ship) having makeshift rigging. 2) chiefly N. Amer. makeshift; improvised …   English terms dictionary

  • jury-rigged — n. Naut. having temporary makeshift rigging. Etymology: perh. ult. f. OF ajurie aid * * * jury rigged adj a jury rigged antenna • • • Main Entry: ↑jury rig …   Useful english dictionary

  • jury-rigged —  Temporarily fixed; not a permanent solution.  See also rube goldberg.  ► “The downside is Japan [after the Kobe earthquake] will have to depend on these jury rigged transport links for some time to come.” (Wall Street Journal, March 17, 1995, p …   American business jargon

  • jury-rigged — /ˈdʒʊəri rɪgd/ (say joouhree rigd), /ˈdʒuri / (say joohree ) adjective Nautical temporarily rigged. {see jury2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jury-rigged — adjective improvised from whatever is available …   Wiktionary

  • jury rigged — Synonyms and related words: ad hoc, ad libitum, ad lib, band aid, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, improvisational, improvisatorial, improvise, improvised, improviso, makeshift, makeshifty, off the cuff, offhand, provisional,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jury-rigged — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. ad hoc, makeshift, stopgap. See instantaneity …   English dictionary for students

  • jury-rigged — adjective 1》 (of a ship) having makeshift rigging. 2》 chiefly N. Amer. makeshift; improvised …   English new terms dictionary

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