AskDefine | Define rigger

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who rigs ships
2 a long slender pointed sable brush used by artists [syn: rigger brush]
3 someone who works on an oil rig [syn: oil rigger]
4 a sailing vessel with a specified rig; "a square rigger"

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship.

Extensive Definition

Rigger may mean:
  • Rigger (modern usage), a competent person or company which specializes in the lifting and moving of extremely large and heavy objects, a very dangerous profession
  • A person in the film industry who rigs scaffolding for film sets and camera rigs. Also termed as a standby rigger if they are on site all of the time and 'on call.' See also wire rigger
  • A person in Theater, Concert, industrials, Convention and/or Trade show , who is responsible for fastening chain motors (like CM Lodestar) by wire rope to the structural steel of a building. May also be used to describe person who installs and does maintenance on a Fly system
  • A person who attended to the rigging of a sailing ship (original usage) or a racing shell in the sport of rowing
  • Parachute rigger, someone working with aircraft and parachutes
  • Short for outrigger, often used in rowing or canoeing
  • Bondage rigger, someone who ties up others primarily as an art form
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