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rigger

[rig-er] /ˈrɪg ər/
noun
1.
a person who rigs.
2.
a person whose occupation is the fitting of the rigging of ships.
3.
a person who works with hoisting tackle, cranes, scaffolding, etc.
4.
a protective structure around a construction site.
5.
Aeronautics.
  1. a mechanic skilled in the assembly, adjustment, and alignment of aircraft control surfaces, wings, and the like.
  2. parachute rigger.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; rig + -er1
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  • He has worked a tractor-trailer driver and mechanic, a rigger at a fire engine factory, as well as a race-car driver and builder.
  • With the returning officers on his side, the rigger's job is mostly complete.
  • The rigger and his helper walked with each load, controlling it with taglines.
  • One rigger may be used invariably as mandated by the schedule.
  • Unfortunately, the rigger was standing inside the swing radius created by the movement of the counterweight.
  • Positioning of the rigger is critical if the load shifts.
  • Communication between a rigger and a crane operator is critical to the safety of all shipyard workers.
British Dictionary definitions for rigger

rigger

/ˈrɪɡə/
noun
1.
a workman who rigs vessels, etc
2.
(rowing) a bracket on a racing shell or other boat to support a projecting rowlock
3.
a person skilled in the use of pulleys, lifting gear, cranes, etc
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