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Meaning of RIGGER

Pronunciation:  'rigur

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

RIGGER is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: oil rigger, rigger brush
 See Also: artificer, artisan, craftsman, journeyman, oilman, sable, sable brush, sable's hair pencil, sailing ship, sailing vessel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rig"ger\, n. (Painting)
    A long slender, and pointed sable brush for making fine
    lines, etc.; -- said to be so called from its use by marine
    painters for drawing the lines of the rigging.
  2. \Rig"ger\, n.
    1. One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit
       the rigging of a ship.
    2. A cylindrical pulley or drum in machinery. [R.]