Rig - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪɡ|  American pronunciation of the word rig
Brit.  |rɪɡ|  British pronunciation of the word rig


- gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
- a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together (syn: semi)
- formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel (syn: rigging)
- a set of clothing (with accessories) (syn: getup, outfit, turnout)
- gear used in fishing (syn: tackle)
- a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses (syn: carriage, equipage)
- the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme (syn: cheat, swindle)


- arrange the outcome of by means of deceit (syn: set up)
rig an election
- manipulate in a fraudulent manner (syn: manipulate)
rig prices
- connect or secure to
They rigged the bomb to the ignition
- equip with sails or masts (syn: set, set up)
rig a ship

Extra examples

He drives a big rig.

As winter gets near, we have to rig the whole family out with warm clothing.

People came to the party rigged out as characters from stories.

Some international observers have claimed the election was rigged.

Two of the largest oil companies have been accused of rigging prices.

Some investors feel that the market is rigged.

The ship was fully rigged and ready to sail.

We drove the rig down to Baltimore.

They rigged the bomb to the ignition

Phrasal verbs

rig out  — put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
rig up  — erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rig
he/she/it: rigs
present participle: rigging
past tense: rigged
past participle: rigged
singular: rig
plural: rigs
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman