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rigger

noun

  1. (craftsman)  someone who rigs ships
    Type of: craftsman
  2. (sable's hair pencil)  a long slender pointed sable brush used by artists
    Synonyms: rigger brush. Type of: sable's hair pencil
  3. (oilman)  someone who works on an oil rig
    Synonyms: oil rigger. Type of: oilman
  4. (sailing vessel)  a sailing vessel with a specified rig
    Type of: sailing vessel

Etymology summary

rig + -er
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

rigger

a workman who rigs vessels, etc | [rowing] a bracket on a racing shell or other boat to support a projecting rowlock | a person skilled in the use of ... (28 of 315 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rigger

Wikipedia:

Rigger [disambiguation]

may refer to: One who attends to the rigging of a sailing ship | Rigger (entertainment), those who tend rigging in stage performance (theater, film, concert, etc.) | Rigger (industry), specializing in moving large/heavy objects | Parachute rigger | ... (35 of 123 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rigger

Oxford Dictionary:

rigger [entry 1, in combination] | rigger brush

a ship rigged in a particular way | a person who rigs or attends to the rigging of a sailing ship, aircraft, or parachute | a person who erects and ... (28 of 119 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rigger

rigger [entry 1] | rigger brush

Syllabification: (rigĀ·ger) | a person who rigs or attends to the rigging of a sailing ship, aircraft, or parachute. | a person who erects and ... (23 of 77 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/rigger

rigger [entry 2]

a person who fraudulently manipulates something so as to produce a result or situation to their advantage (17 of 35 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rigger--2

Random House Dictionary:

rigger | parachute rigger [sense-specific]

a person who rigs. | a person whose occupation is the fitting of the rigging of ships. | a person who works with hoisting tackle, cranes, scaffolding, ... (25 of 66 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rigger

Wiktionary:

rigger | riggers [plural]

One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship. | A part of a rowing boat's equipment used to provide leverage for a rowing blade or oar around a fixed fulcrum. | A cylindrical pulley or drum in machinery. (44 of 51 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rigger

New World Dictionary:

rigger

a person who rigs; specifically, | a person who works with hoisting tackle and the like | a person whose work is assembling the fuselage, wings, etc. ... (25 of 43 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rigger

Merriam-Webster:

rigger

one that rigs | a long slender pointed sable paintbrush (9 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rigger

American Heritage Dictionary:

rigger

One that rigs | [nautical] A ship with a specific kind of rigging. (12 of 19 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rigger

Encarta Dictionary:

rigger | riggers [plural]

a ship with a specific kind of rigging (usually used in combination) | somebody whose job is to rig a sailboat | a bracket supporting an oarlock on a ... (27 of 102 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702762​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

rigger | riggers [plural]

Origin: rig + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rigger

rig | rigs [plural] | rigged [past tense] | rigging [present participle]

Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin. Compare Norwegian rigge ("to equip").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rig

-er

Origin: Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ere (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz... | Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ware (suffix denoting residency or meaning "inhabitant... (27 of 191 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-er

Encarta Dictionary:

rigger [entry 1] | rigs [plural] | rigged [past tense] | rigging [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Probably from N Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702762​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

rigger

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rigger"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rigger

the Free Dictionary:

rigger

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rigger"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rigger"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "rigger" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/rigger

Google Dictionary:

rigger | riggers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "rigger"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

rigger

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rigger"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=rigger​01 word=rigger

YourDictionary Audio:

rigger

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rigger" by speech synthesizer

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