jury rig

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jury rig

[′ju̇r·ē ‚rig]
(mining engineering)
Any makeshift or temporary device, rig, or piece of equipment.
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The spars were cleared away, the anchors and guns heaved overboard; the sprit-sail yard was rigged for a jury-mast, and a mizzen topsail set upon it.
Life was what Captain Ahab and I was thinking of; and how to save all hands --how to rig jury-masts -- how to get into the nearest port; that was what I was thinking of.