Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To provide with a harness or equipment; fit out.
  • transitive v. Nautical To equip (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.
  • transitive v. Nautical To fit (sails or shrouds, for example) to masts and yards.
  • transitive v. Informal To dress, clothe, or adorn: The costumer rigged out the actors in peasant clothing.
  • transitive v. To make or construct in haste or in a makeshift manner: rig up a tent for the night.
  • transitive v. To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain: rig a prizefight; rig stock prices.
  • n. Nautical The arrangement of masts, spars, and sails on a sailing vessel.
  • n. Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
  • n. A truck or tractor.
  • n. A tractor-trailer.
  • n. A vehicle with one or more horses harnessed to it.
  • n. The special apparatus used for drilling oil wells.
  • n. Western U.S. See saddle.
  • n. Informal A costume or an outfit: wore an outlandish rig to the office.
  • n. Fishing tackle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.
  • n. Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
  • n. A large truck such as a semi-tractor.
  • n. The special apparatus used for drilling wells.
  • n. A costume or an outfit.
  • n. Computer case, often modified for looks.
  • n. An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.
  • n. Radio equipment, especially a citizen's band transceiver.
  • v. To fit out with a harness or other equipment.
  • v. (nautical) To equip and fit a ship with sails, shrouds, and yards.
  • v. (informal) To dress or clothe in some costume.
  • v. To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.
  • v. To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ridge.
  • transitive v. To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling.
  • transitive v. To dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out.
  • n. The peculiar fitting in shape, number, and arrangement of sails and masts, by which different types of vessels are distinguished; See Illustration in Appendix.
  • n. Dress; esp., odd or fanciful clothing.
  • n. A romp; a wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.
  • n. A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
  • n. A blast of wind.
  • intransitive v. To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks.
  • transitive v. To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete or dialectal form of ridge.
  • To fit (a ship) with the necessary tackle; fit, as the shrouds, stays, braces, etc., to their respective masts and yards.
  • To dress; fit out or decorate with clothes or personal adornments: often with out or up.
  • To fit out; furnish; equip; put in condition for use: often followed by out or up.
  • To make or use a rig, as in angling: as, to rig light (that is, to use a light fishing-tackle).
  • n. Nautical, the characteristic manner of fitting the masts and rigging to the hull of any vessel: thus, schooner-rig, ship-rig, etc., have reference to the masts and sails of those vessels, without regard to the hull.
  • n. Costume; dress, especially of a gay or fanciful description.
  • n. An equipage or turnout; a vehicle with a horse or horses, as for driving.
  • n. Fishing-tackle collectively; an angler's cast. [Colloq.]
  • To romp; play the wanton.
  • To make free with.
  • n. A romp; a wanton; a strumpet.
  • n. A frolic: a trick.
  • n. Same as ridgel.
  • n. The apparatus in a cultivator which carries the shovels; a cultivator gang.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. gear used in fishing
  • n. a set of clothing (with accessories)
  • v. connect or secure to
  • v. arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
  • n. gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
  • n. a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
  • n. formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
  • v. equip with sails or masts
  • n. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
  • n. a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
  • v. manipulate in a fraudulent manner

Etymologies

Middle English riggen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian rigga, to bind.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably of Scandinavian origin. Compare Norwegian riggeĀ ("to equip"). (Wiktionary)

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  • a kind of truuck - most likely a semi or one with a dawg in the back

    February 7, 2007