jury-rig
transitive verb Etymology: 2jury Date: 1788 to erect, construct, or arrange in a makeshift fashion

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  • Jury-rig — Ju ry rig , v. t. to rig for temporary service; to construct flimsily and in makeshift fashion. See {Jury}, a. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jury-rig — jury ,rig verb transitive to make a piece of equipment for temporary use after the real piece has been broken or lost: Connors jury rigged a sail and headed toward land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Jury rig — Not to be confused with Jury tampering. Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement …   Wikipedia

  • jury-rig — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: back formation from jury rigged : to erect, construct, or arrange in a makeshift fashion * * * /joor ee rig /, n., v., jury rigged, jury rigging. n. 1. Naut. a temporary rig to replace a permanent rig… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jury-rig — /joor ee rig /, n., v., jury rigged, jury rigging. n. 1. Naut. a temporary rig to replace a permanent rig that has been disabled, lost overboard, etc. 2. any makeshift arrangement of machinery or the like. v.t. 3. to assemble quickly or from… …   Universalium

  • jury-rig — ju′ry rig v. t. rigged, rig•ging cvb to assemble hastily or from whatever is at hand, esp. for temporary use • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • jury rig — Synonyms and related words: action, ad hoc measure, ad lib, ad lib, ad libbing, answer, arrangement, artifice, bat out, botch, bungle, contrivance, cook up, countermove, coup, course of action, dash off, demarche, device, do anyhow, do by halves …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jury-rig — make a substitute, improvise    When we don t have a fuse, Dad jury rigs one with silver paper …   English idioms

  • jury-rig — 1. verb /ˈjʊə.ɹi ˈɹɪɡ,ˈjʊɹ.i ˈɹɪɡ/ a) To make an improvised rigging or assembly from whatever is available. b) To create a makeshift, ad hoc solution from resources at hand …   Wiktionary

  • jury rig — n. makeshift mast and yards …   English contemporary dictionary

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