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Meaning of RIGGING

Pronunciation:  'riging

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
  2. [n]  gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

RIGGING is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: rig, tackle
 See Also: appurtenances, Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig, cat rig, fore-and-aft rig, formation, gear, lateen-rig, Marconi rig, paraphernalia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rig"ging\, n.
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.