from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To rig or assemble for temporary emergency use; improvise: The survivors of the wreck jury-rigged some fishing gear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make an improvised rigging or assembly from whatever is available.
- v. To create a makeshift, ad hoc solution from resources at hand.
- n. An improvised rigging.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to rig for temporary service; to construct flimsily and in makeshift fashion. See jury, a.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a temporary rig when the permanent rig has been disabled.
From jury-rig, jury-rigging, improvised rigging on a ship, modeled on jury-mast, temporary mast, perhaps ultimately from Old French ajurie, help, from aider, to help; see aid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From jurymast + rig. (Wiktionary)