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Someone who can jump-start a truck with a cactus.
by Yul August 20, 2003
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Main character of show by the same name. Full name Angus Macgyver. Part secret agent for government and phoenix foundation, part handyman, part mad scientist, part community service volunteer. He might refuse to use guns, but nobody could ever call him a pussy. Macgyver can battle soviet supersoldiers and serve soup at a homeless shelter all in one episode. Macgyver was the epitome of 1980s era optimism. Beats the commies, fixes the environment, cures aids, and can make a helicopter out of garbage bags and bamboo. Most importantly, he's the only guy who ever looked cool in a mullet and is probably the only guy who could get away with it now.
Who'd win in a fight? Macgyver or Col Jack O'Neal from Stargate SG-1?

Trivia: On episodes where Macgyver makes explosives from household materials, the producers always leave out one ingredient, fearing that people at home would imitate the recipe. While most inventions and scientific wizardry seen on the show probably wouldnt work too well in real life, they're all scientifically sound and Could work.
by gooberliberation January 01, 2006
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1.(n.) Main character of a popular T.V. show in the 1980s with unbridled ingenuity and cunning.
2.(n.) 1980s T.V. show where in every episode the hero would use objects around him to escape dire situations or fix something up through physics, chemistry, or duct tape.
3.(v.) To repair or enhance something previously broken through use of everday objects.
1. "The name's MacGyver. Just, MacGyver."
2. MacGyver created makeshift grenades from some junk and chemicals he found in an aircraft garage in order to get rid of the gunmen holding people hostage inside a diner.
3. Tim's mouse had broken, so he popped it open and used some chewing gum to MacGyver it back together for a while.
by Zetastic July 15, 2005
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the ability to use a dorito, some duct tape, and a paper clip to create a time machine.
I dont know what im talkin about.
by Jonballz February 08, 2004
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v. 1. To use ingenuity to fix or remedy a problem using only the tools available at hand. 2. To jury-rig

n. Someone who can regularly cobble together solutions to problems using only the tools available at hand.
Your CD playa broke, huh? Gimme that string, a pencil, and a sock, and I'm a MacGyver it.

Man, I be a regular MacGyver when it comes to making bongs
by Eldezod June 17, 2004
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adj. One who performs great feats of ingenuity on a moments notice.
Tom just pulled a MavGyver. He made a helicoptor from two soda cans and a shoelace.
by MacGyver101 June 17, 2005
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verb, to MacGyver is to juryrig something out of the items around you.
(As seen on the TV show MacGyver, starring Richard Dean Anderson)
You just MacGyvered your way into your house after being locked out using a paper clip and a shoelace.
by Angie Lanpher September 07, 2005
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