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Definition of Rig


  1. A ridge.
  2. To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling.
  3. To dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out.
  4. The peculiar fitting in shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts, by which different types of vessels are distinguished; as, schooner rig, ship rig, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
  5. Dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing.
  6. A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.
  7. A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
  8. A blast of wind.
  9. To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks.
  10. To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.

Rig Quotations

The mother-in-law had an accident at work. A hot rivet dropped down her drawers and she fell off the oil rig.
Les Dawson

I love Christmas tree bulbs, and I started putting them in my paintings. You've got to plug this painting in, and it's got a rig in the back, so that each one can be replaced if it burns out.
David Lynch

I had a Ford F-250. It was a big ol' farm truck, but it wasn't a rig. That's about the biggest I've ever driven. That's what I drove back and forth to high school. I was a poor guy, and it was a truck that my uncle owned and let me drive because I had no money.
Nathan Fillion

When the 'godfather of punk' thing started floatin' around, it was, I was really, really embarrassed. I thought I should have a great, big rig and a cape and everything, and it was very embarrassing. And then after a while, you learn that if people call you anything, this is a great gift.
Iggy Pop

I'll give you a great example of an issue that no one brought up during this Florida primary, the fact that we're going to have a Chinese made oil rig put in place about 60 miles off the coast of Florida.
Allen West
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Rig Translations

rig in Dutch is tuigen, optakelen, optuigen
rig in Portuguese is equipamento
rig in Swedish is rigga, rigg, tackla
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