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 boat was sailed into Westernport under jury rig in winds gusting 60 knots after losing its rudder on the delivery voyage.
The dismasted BOOTS (By Order of the Secretary), a Cavalier 37 skippered by Trent Shaw, managed to jury rig the radio and was able to talk briefly to the other damaged boat Rough Redo Kevin Robinson's Farr 1104 which had lost her rudder, reporting that all was well on board.