jury-rigged jury-rigged

Definition(s):

  • (adj) done or made using whatever is available

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. American troops in Iraq have become masters of improvisation, like bolting jury-rigged armor to humvees to shield themselves from sniper fire and shrapnel.
  2. Instead, the printer has been jury-rigged to handle something much more extraordinary than ink it now sprays tiny living cells into the three-dimensional forms of human organs.
  3. But the key development with Twitter is how we've jury-rigged the system to do things that its creators never dreamed of.

News

  • Moonshine tempts new generation

    By Kari Andren, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Primitive, jury-rigged stills and glass Mason jars with crude, homemade labels — the vestiges of Prohibition — are reappearing in Western Pennsylvania as illegal moonshine ...
    on July 21, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

Quotes

  1. "This is not the jury-rigged result of a series of compromises but rather the right report on this subject," Berman said at a news conference in the Capitol.
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Howard Berman Source: Forbes

  2. "It's not without its hiccups," Lakeshore's Wright said. "You don't go in expecting things to always work smoothly, but Romanians are geniuses at what we might consider to be jury-rigged solutions. The power plant might be held together by...
    on Oct 1, 2005 By: Richard Wright Source: Los Angeles Times

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