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1 See bermudan rig; de horsey rig; fore-and-aft rig; gaff rig; junk rig; lateen rig; ljungstrom rig; lugsail rig; marconi rig; rotating rig; ship rigged; square rig; una rig; unstayed rig. See also offshore oil and gas.

2 A term used in most navies and many shipping lines to describe the various sets of uniform worn by officers and men, such as No. 1 rig, working rig, etc. See also sailors' dress.

3 As a verb, it describes the operation in a sailing vessel to set up the standing rigging and the yards, and to reeve the running rigging. The word is also used to describe many other operations on board ship, such as to rig an awning, to rig a boom, to rig the falls of a boat, etc.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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