Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Nautical To strip (a vessel) of rigging.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to remove the rigging from
  • v. to disable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To strip of rigging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nautical, to strip, as a ship, of both standing and running rigging, etc.

Etymologies

un- +‎ rig (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Come, it shall cost you nothing; only I must beg the Favour of you to unrig, and lend me your Cloaths for half an hour; and I will bring you a

    The London-Bawd: With Her Character and Life Discovering the Various and Subtle Intrigues of Lewd Women

  • They perform three cruises a year, between the middle of April and November, when they unrig and lay up for the winter.

    Reports and Opinions While Secretary of State

  • This left the three males of the party free to tackle the more arduous duties of the day; and we forthwith proceeded to unrig the boat and make her ready for hoisting.

    Overdue The Story of a Missing Ship

  • “Then,” said Sir Samuel, softened by the contrite look of his old shipmate, and having got rid of the greater portion of his bile by the first explosion, “you will now proceed to unrig yourself of this top hamper as fast as you can; pitch them into the surf if you like; but never, as you respect the warrant in your pocket, let me see you in that disguise again.”

    The Lieutenant and Commander

  • Some climbed the masts to unrig her, others rushed into the hold to get out the cargo, and numbers hurried to the cabin to carry off the lighter articles which it contained.

    Old Jack

  • [(Ag) 9.2 (nes, and the malediction denounced ag) 9.2 (ainst the children of the unrig) 9.2 (hteous\227join dear)] TJ

    Agnes De-Courci: a Domestic Tale

  • No, I have brought nothing but ballast back -- made a delicious voyage, Setter; and might have rode at anchor in the port till this time, but the enemy surprised us -- I would unrig.

    The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]

  • Here therefore we moor'd our ship in the depth of eighteen or twenty fathom water, and began to unrig the

    Bucaniers of America:

  • I had rather be one of your Rakehells: for, look ye, a Man may swear and stare, or so; break Windows, and Drawers Heads, or so; unrig a needy Whore, and yet keep one's Estate: but should I turn Wit, 'twere impossible; for a Wit with an Estate is like a Prisoner among the

    The Works of Aphra Behn Volume IV.

  • I worked to elect someone to fix our regulations and unrig the system.

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