n. Colloq. Representative, esp. A commercial traveller. [abbreviation]
- n. Colloq. - repertory.
- repertory theatre or company. [abbreviation]
- colloq. —n. (in pl.) Number of revolutions of an engine per minute. —v. (-vv-) 1 (of an engine) revolve; turn over.
- (also absol.; often foll. By up) cause (an engine) to run quickly. [abbreviation]
n. - (after the name) reigning king (george rex).
- law the crown (rex v. Jones). [latin]
abbr. Rugby football club.
n. Seventeenth letter of the greek alphabet (r, r). [greek]
abbr. Royal horticultural society.
—n. - each of the curved bones joined to the spine in pairs and protecting the chest.
- joint of meat from this part of an animal.
- supporting ridge, timber, rod, etc. Across a surface or through a structure.
- knitting combination of plain and purl stitches producing a ribbed design. —v.
v. (-dd-; past and past part. Rid) (foll. By of) free (a person or place) of something unwanted. be (or get) rid of be freed or relieved of; dispose of. [old norse]
—v. (-gg-) 1 provide (a ship) with sails, rigging, etc.
- (often foll. By out, up) fit with clothes or other equipment.
- (foll. By up) set up hastily or as a makeshift.
- assemble and adjust the parts of (an aircraft). —n. - arrangement of a ship's masts, sails, etc.
- equipment for a special purpose, e.g. A radio transmitter.
- = *oil rig.
- colloq. Style of dress; uniform (in full rig). rigged adj. (also in comb.). [perhaps from scandinavian]
- —v. (-gg-) manage or fix (a result etc.) Fraudulently (rigged the election). —n. Trick, dodge, or way of swindling. rig the market cause an artificial rise or fall in prices. rigger n. [origin unknown]
n. - edge or border, esp. Of something circular.
- outer edge of a wheel, holding the tyre.
- part of spectacle frames around the lens. rimless adj. Rimmed adj. (also in comb.). [old english]