Definition of (in) full rig in US English:

(in) full rig


  • (wearing) fancy or ceremonial clothes.

    • ‘Trevor ap Patnarthur observed by email that ‘most Brits who went to downtown schools will be aware that a Surd is in fact a Sikh who wears the full rig.’’
    • ‘‘When I saw the Mexican army up on the hill there and there I was in my full rig - with my flintlock rifle - it got kind of spooky,’ he added.’