Rigging : Definition

Rigging

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Definitions of Rigging

Pronunciation : Rig"ging
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: DRess; tackle; especially (Naut.), the ropes, chains, etc., that support the masts and spars of a vessel, and serve as purchases for adjusting the sails, etc. See Illustr. of Ship and Sails. Running rigging (Naut.), all those ropes used in bracing the yards, making and shortening sail, etc., such as braces, sheets, halyards, clew lines, and the like. -- Standing rigging (Naut.), the shrouds and stays.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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