Meaning of unrig in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈrɪɡ/

verbverb unrigs, verb unrigging, verb unrigged

[with object]
  • 1Remove the rigging from (a ship)

    as noun unrigging ‘the furling drum makes unrigging a snap’
    • ‘Related services to stevedoring are the activities of rigging and unrigging of ship's gear, unlashing and lashing of cargoes, and securing cargo on board.’
    • ‘Mobs in Boston prevented the exportation of grain by unrigging the ship and dismantling its rudder.’
    • ‘They sailed to the Island of Blanco, which is a low Island 30 leagues from the main of Spanish America, where he unrigged his Sloop.’
    1. 1.1 archaic, dialect Undress (someone)
      ‘I was forced to beat a retreat before I was altogether unrigged’
      • ‘She tantalizes him by apologizing, ‘I must beg your pardon; I'm in haste to unrig,’ that is ‘undress.’’
      • ‘I was enforced to beat a retreat before I was altogether unrigged.’