1the particular way in which a sailing boat’s masts, sails, and rigging are arranged:a ketch rig
the sail, mast, and boom of a windsurfer:the stronger the wind, the later you release the rig
2a device or piece of equipment designed for a particular purpose:a lighting rig
an oil rig or drilling rig:the North Sea rigs
(in CB and short-wave radio) a transmitter and receiver:the CB rig in the car was on channel 20
a set of amplifiers and speakers used by a live band or a DJ in a club.
a particular type of construction for fishing tackle that bears the bait and hook:the set-up with the smaller hook is free of lead and known as a free-line rig
3a person’s costume, outfit, or style of dress:the rig of the American Army Air Corps
4chiefly North American & Australian/NZ a truck.
1 [with object] provide (a sailing boat) with sails and rigging:the catamaran will be rigged as a ketch (as adjective, in combination -rigged)a gaff-rigged cutter
assemble and adjust (the equipment of a sailing boat, aircraft, etc.) in readiness for operation:most sails are kept ready rigged
2set up (equipment or a device or structure), typically in a makeshift or hasty way:he had rigged up a sort of tent [with object and infinitive]:the power plant of the lifeboat had been rigged to explode
3provide (someone) with clothes of a particular type:a cavalry regiment rigged out in green and gold