rig
I. transitive verb (rigged; rigging) Etymology: probably back-formation from rigging Date: 15th century 1. to fit out (as a ship) with rigging 2. clothe, dress — usually used with out 3. to furnish with special gear ; equip 4. a. to put in condition or position for use ; adjust, arrange <
a car rigged for manual control
>
b. construct <
rig up a temporary shelter
>
II. noun Date: 1822 1. the distinctive shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts of a ship 2. equipage; especially a carriage with its horse 3. clothing, dress 4. tackle, equipment, or machinery fitted for a specified purpose <
an oil-drilling rig
>
5. a tractor-trailer combination III. transitive verb (rigged; rigging) Etymology: rig, noun, a swindle Date: 1851 1. to manipulate or control usually by deceptive or dishonest means <
rig an election
>
2. to fix in advance for a desired result <
rig the contest
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(particularly in a fanciful manner), , , , (odd or fanciful) / , , ,


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