Synonyms for rig

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIG

Even as he was speaking they had helped Mortimer from the rig.

"I'll send the rig in, t'morrow, if there's anything yuh want," he remarked.

I can rig up a handy horse-stall with my spare spars and the grating.

Why, it's a mad thing you are doing, coming to meet me in that rig out!

But, as you need him, I suppose I must get my rig and driver somewhere else.

I can hire a rig here and you and me might drive over tonight and take it in.

We can rig up in anything we choose,—so that it looks sort of Turkish.

Anyway, they was heading for Calabasas to get a rig from McAlpin.

If he has deserted, he is probably masquerading in that rig now.

If they were on water, instead of land, he could rig up a sail.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., originally nautical, "to fit with sails," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish, Norwegian rigge "to equip," Swedish rigga "to rig, harness"), though these may be from English; perhaps ultimately from PIE *reig- "to bind." Slang meaning "to pre-arrange or tamper with results" is attested from 1938, perhaps a different word, from rig (n.) "a trick, swindle, scheme" (1775), earlier "sport, banter, ridicule" (1725), of unknown origin. Also there is rig (v.) "ransack" from 1560s, likewise of unknown origin. Related: Rigged; rigging.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RIG

accouter

verbfurnish
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.