- (nautical, transitive) To remove the rigging from.
1859, W.H.G. Kingston, Old Jack:
- 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:
- 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.
- to disable