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Definition of rig noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(especially in compounds) a large piece of equipment that is used for taking oil or gas from the ground or the bottom of the ocean an oil rig Her husband works on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico for weeks at a time.
  2. 2the way that the mast and sails on a boat, etc. are arranged
  3. 3(informal) = tractor-trailer
  4. 4equipment that is used for a special purpose a CB radio rig
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rig