1) "The classification of vessels according to the number, shape and position of spars and sails." (Colcord) With two masts, square sails on both, the Lady Washington is a brig rig. 2) "To rig a vessel is to fit her with masts, spars, sails and running and standing rigging...also used for setting up a device...e.g., to rig a lifeline, a tackle, etc." (Uden & Cooper)
The rig is the mast, spars and rigging. But it is also used to define the type of rig, e.g. Ship, Barque, Brig, Sloop, cutter, ketch, yawl, etc. So you might talk of a vessel as being cutter rigged, or ship rigged, like the Cutty Sark. The word is also used to describe setting up something, e.g. rigging the bilge pump, or rigging the spinnaker pole.
A collective term to describe the permanent equipment needed for drill a well. It has come to include the onshore and offshore vehicles, mobile platforms, or vessels on which the equipment is installed.
drilling installation comprising the derrick, the drill deck, which supports the derrick, and ancillary installations that enable the descent, ascent and rotation of the drill unit as well as mud extraction.
The machine used to drill a wellbore. In onshore operations, the rig includes virtually everything except living quarters. Major components of the rig include the mud tanks, the mud pumps, the derrick or mast, the drawworks, the rotary table or topdrive, the drillstring, the power generation equipment and auxiliary equipment. Offshore, the rig includes the same components as onshore, but not those of the vessel or drilling platform itself. The rig is sometimes referred to as the drilling package, particularly offshore.
Dressing of a mannequin or form. The padding, pinning and plumping out of merchandise on the inanimate object to make the merchandise look and fit better and to emphasize the best features of the garment.
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