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Word of the Day 07/06/20 Jury-rig

Jury-rig (noun, verb)
jury-rig [ joo r-ee-rig ]


noun
1. Nautical. a temporary rig to replace a permanent rig that has been disabled, lost overboard, etc.
2. any makeshift arrangement of machinery or the like.

verb (used with object), ju·ry-rigged, ju·ry-rig·ging.
3. to assemble quickly or from whatever is at hand, especially for temporary use: to jury-rig stage lights using automobile headlights.
4. Nautical. to replace (a rudder, mast, etc.) with a jury-rig: We jury-rigged a fore-topmast after the storm had snapped ours off.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH JURY-RIG
jerry-built

Origin: First recorded in 1780–90

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR JURY-RIG
She's helpless; we're not, for we've got a jury-rig under the bows.
"WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD" AND OTHER STORIES OF THE SEA|MORGAN ROBERTSON

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