Definition of Rigging

1. Noun. Gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails.

Exact synonyms: Tackle
Generic synonyms: Appurtenance, Gear, Paraphernalia
Derivative terms: Rig



2. Noun. Formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel.
Exact synonyms: Rig
Specialized synonyms: Bermuda Rig, Bermudan Rig, Bermudian Rig, Marconi Rig, Cat Rig, Fore-and-aft Rig, Lateen-rig
Generic synonyms: Formation
Derivative terms: Rig, Rig

Definition of Rigging

1. 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.

Definition of Rigging

1. Noun. (nautical) The system of ropes, chains, and tackle used to support and control the masts, sails, and yards of a ship ¹

2. Noun. Similar supporting material for construction work ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of rig) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rigging

1. the system of lines, chains, and tackle used aboard a ship [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rigging

1. DRess; tackle; especially, the ropes, chains, etc, that support the masts and spars of a vessel, and serve as purchases for adjusting the sails, etc. Running rigging, the shrouds and stays. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rigging

rigamarole
rigamaroles
rigation
rigatoni
rigatonis
rigaudon
rigaudons
rigel
rigg
riggald
riggalds
rigged
rigger
rigger brush
riggers
rigging (current term)
riggings
riggish
riggle
riggs
right
right(a)
right-about
right-abouts
right-angle
right-angled
right-angled triangle
right-angled triangles
right-back
right-click

Literary usage of Rigging

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The rigging must also provide the crew with the means of going aloft, and with standing ground to do their work when aloft. Therefore the shrouds (see ..."

2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"The Breda was disabled in her rigging, but continued to chase them, keeping the signal for action flying; but Captain Kirby, of the Defiance, went on board ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The rigging must also provide the crew with the means of going aloft, and with standing ground to do their work when aloft. Therefore the shrouds (see ..."

4. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"MASTS AND SPARS, rigging, ETC. Art. 466. The construction of the masts and the arrangement of the rigging of sailing-ships was formerly a subject of much ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Among other injuries it broke the rail, stanch- chions, and bulwarks of the schooner from the fore rigging to the main rigging, and cut her outside planks ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1866)
"On approaching her at long-range of about a mile, she opened her full broadside, the shot cutting some of our rigging, and going over and alongside of us. ..."

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