- 1also: oil rigplataforma (feminine) petrolífera or petrolera(derrick)Example sentences
- Oil prices shot up nearly US $1.50 a barrel yesterday as oil and natural gas producers evacuated rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Traders were hoping that Wednesday's US petroleum inventories report would suggest how badly the young Atlantic hurricane season had hurt production at offshore rigs.
- When he went there, Chesebrough noticed that roughnecks who worked the rigs were maddened by a gelatinous black gunk that clogged up their drills.
- 2 (Nautical)Example sentences
- She has 27 sails in a frigate rig on three masts and a bowsprit, with a total surface area of 2,683 square metres.
- For these sailors, catboats offer one of the simplest of all sailing rigs to manage.
- The rig is a simple deck-stepped mast-head sloop with single upper shrouds and spreaders, double lower shrouds and split backstay.
- 3 3.1 (uniform, outfit) [colloquial] 3.2 (equipment) [slang]Example sentences
- However, the American-style performance will surely work well under the slick lighting and sound rigs of a purpose-built theatre and the high element of audience participation should jolly everyone along.
- The theatre's lighting rig and other equipment are included in the sale.
- CMS, based at the Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Little Germany, provided the ATA Carnet documents for the lighting rigs, sound systems, stage sets and costumes.
- After the briefing, the pilots suit up in their combat survival vests and helmets, a rig carefully prepared and inspected by the life-support crew.
- Westminster was also testing the Navy's new Improved Action Working Dress, a rig which is for use on board while on duty.
- One of my escorts relieved me of my revolver and thrust it into the belt of his field rig, then the soldiers urged me with their rifles towards the door.
- 4 (American English) [slang] (truck)Example sentences
- More than 20 states have introduced anti-idling laws that were written primarily to stop truckers from leaving their rigs idling for long periods.
- Semi tractor-trailer rigs have dryers on the fuel lines to eliminate water and contain large fuel filters.
- His company runs six tractor-trailer rigs, all five-axle dump trucks.
transitive verb -gg-
- (Nautical)Example sentences
- The trainee programme offers those aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to sail to France on a traditionally rigged sailing ship.
- This view gives a good impression of the huge amount of rope needed to rig a sailing ship.
- Harrison Spencer, of Gunard, Isle of Wight, has been made an MBE for his services to yacht rigging and sailing at Cowes.
- When more medical supplies arrived, LAC Williams and I unloaded the aircraft, re - rigged it for the return journey and carried litter patients to the aircraft.
- They started rigging up the aircraft after unloading it from a trailer but the pilot was interrupted twice.
- The flight controls had been carefully rigged to fractions of a degree while the wing slats were removed and then refitted to ensure a perfectly smooth fit.
transitive verb -gg-
- (fix)(fight)Example sentences
- Nasa had provided forceps and astronauts had rigged up a makeshift hacksaw for Robinson to use if the gap-fillers proved difficult to remove.
- Part of the pub has been sealed off to the form the ‘house’ and cameras have been rigged up, allowing fellow drinkers to monitor the progress of the contestants.
- The poverty-stricken young Joe rigged up a make-do punchbag in his rickety garden shed.
- Hosannas to Ridley Scott, who made a star out of Sigourney Weaver by rigging her in a tight jumpsuit and launching her into space.
- Do the seven-day trip rigged out in ponchos and fleece chaps just like local cowboys.
- The man, upon seeing a knight rigged out in full armor sticking a lance in his face, fears for his life.
- Once you have the positional advantage you have rigged the race so you can't lose.
- Yet prosecutors accuse the jailed tycoon of rigging an auction to gain control of Apatit a decade ago and then failing to pay the bid of US $283 million.
- America has a long history of vote tampering and rigged elections in many local jurisdictions.
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