jury rig

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jury rig

[′ju̇r·ē ‚rig]
(mining engineering)
Any makeshift or temporary device, rig, or piece of equipment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"We were using a borrowed spinnaker sail, the big colourful 'kite' sail at the front, with a jury rigged downhaul system, and hadn't really mastered getting it up and down quickly, which led to the problem.
Among everyone at sea during the Rolex Sydney Hobart, the crew of the Tasmania Police's launch Van Diemen showed their professional efficiency and seamanship in going to the rescue of Lana Sea, which had lost its rudder, and then its jury rigged steering in heavy seas in Bass Strait.
The crew is now using a jury rigged back up bag until parts can be sent up with the Discovery next week."Like any home anywhere, the importance of having a working bathroom is obvious," a NASA spokesman said.