Scotty, suppose you get the binoculars for Barby, then rig up a fan.
If they were on water, instead of land, he could rig up a sail.
So I'll rig up a bed and so on here, and I'll look out for the old man.
Let us rig up the pole and hitch the team, and by that time he may be back.
So you're going to rig up a big park and snake preserve for Neville Cardross?
What did I rig up my shed and a thousand feet of lumber for benches at the barbecue for?
But he did rig up fencing-wire for old Mac, the carrier, one night, though not across the road.
Tell Rudolf to rig up a wagon and bring rations and water for the men.
Your old room is gaping to receive you; and Murtagh will rig up a berth for your boatman.
Why, rig up a jury-mast or two at once and make for the land!
late 15c., originally nautical, "to fit with sails," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish, Norwegian rigge "to equip," Swedish rigga "to rig, harness"), though these may be from English; perhaps ultimately from PIE *reig- "to bind." Slang meaning "to pre-arrange or tamper with results" is attested from 1938, perhaps a different word, from rig (n.) "a trick, swindle, scheme" (1775), earlier "sport, banter, ridicule" (1725), of unknown origin. Also there is rig (v.) "ransack" from 1560s, likewise of unknown origin. Related: Rigged; rigging.
"distinctive arrangement of sails, masts, etc. on a ship," 1822, from rig (v.). Extended to costume, clothing outfit (1843); horse-drawn vehicle (1831), which led to sense of "truck, bus, etc." (1851); and apparatus for well-sinking (1875).
To prearrange or tamper with a result or process; fix: Prizefights or horse-races have been rigged (1930s+)