Last modified on 28 May 2014, at 01:08

unrig

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ rig

VerbEdit

unrig (third-person singular simple present unrigs, present participle unrigging, simple past and past participle unrigged)

  1. (nautical) to remove the rigging from
    • (Can we date this quote?) W.H.G. Kingston, Old Jack[1]:
      Some climbed the masts to unrig her, others rushed into the hold to get out the cargo, and numbers hurried to the cabin to carry off the lighter articles which it contained.
    • 1867, William Henry Smyth, The Sailor's Word-Book[2]:
      TRIPPING-LINE. A small rope serving to unrig the lower top-gallant yard-arm of its lift and brace, when in the act of sending it down on deck.
  2. to disable

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