Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To jury-rig.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Common misspelling of jury-rig.

Etymologies

Alteration (influenced by jerry-build) of jury-rig.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Confusion of jury-rig and jerry-built. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I'm always getting confused about this vs. jury-rig - Bartleby sez this is just a variant spelling, probably based on jerry-build. I thought jury-rig meant specifically fixing a jury, not a makeshift shoddy contraption. But people seem to use the two interchangeably to mean the latter.

    October 17, 2007