I have just returned from taking the men to have a hot bath in some baths the Engineers have rigged up.
They'd rigged up a battering-ram and allowed they meant to smash in our front door.
The unwilling boy was rigged up with Miss Harby's umbrella, and set off.
They've rigged up a couple of hospitals, and it's nearer than camp.
A canvas bath had been rigged up, and each Company took it in turn to bathe, the water being fetched by the cooks in dixies.
How could I, when he was rigged up so different, with his head all covered up?
A compass was rigged up on deck, and Captain Hubbell put himself into communication with the electric steersman.
The gramophone was rigged up in my cabin on a board hung from the ceiling.
With an old gun-sling and canteen strap I rigged up a sort of bridle, mounted the horse, and returned to my rebel escort.
He rigged up a curious affair made of microscopes and prisms.
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+)