2. To build a tool out of scrapped materials, commonly used in the repair of objects, or to substitute a tool.
Tom: I finally used redneck engineering on a weapon.
(Lifts up a metal pole with a bowie knife attached using massive amounts of duct tape and welding.)
Bill: That'll be useful, man. Good work there!
As used incorrectly:
LOL I REDNEK INGINERED A $10 DOLLAR BOARD GAME WITH MY IPAD! YOU GUIZ WANT TO PLAY WITH YOUR IPOD TOUCHS?
Common tools include: sledgehammers, cutting torches, arc welders, come-alongs, jacks, porta-power kits, large prybars, sawzalls, lengths of pipe and 2 X 4s
So named for the stereotypical redneck who fixes things through brute force and duct tape.