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meanings of rig


  1. A blast of wind.
  2. An algebraic structure similar to a ring, but without the requirement that every element have an additive inverse.
  3. The special apparatus used for drilling wells.
  4. A model outfitted with parameterized controls for animation.
  5. A ridge.
  6. A wanton; one given to unbecoming conduct.
  7. Special equipment or gear used for a particular purpose.
  8. An imperfectly castrated horse, sheep etc.
  9. Radio equipment, especially a citizen's band transceiver.
  10. The rigging of a sailing ship or other such craft.
  11. A computer case, often modified for looks.
  12. A promiscuous woman.
  13. A sportive or unbecoming trick; a frolic.
  14. A costume or an outfit.
  15. A large truck such as a semi-tractor.


  1. To outfit a model with controls for animation.
  2. To equip and fit (a ship) with sails, shrouds, and yards.
  3. To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner.
  4. To manipulate something dishonestly for personal gain or discriminatory purposes.
  5. To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks.
  6. To dress or clothe in some costume.
  7. To fit out with a harness or other equipment.
  8. To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer.

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