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rig·ging

 (rĭg′ĭng)
n.
1. Nautical The system of ropes, chains, and tackle used to support and control the masts, sails, and yards of a sailing vessel.
2. The supporting material for construction work.

rigging

(ˈrɪɡɪŋ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the shrouds, stays, halyards, etc, of a vessel
2. (Aeronautics) the bracing wires, struts, and lines of a biplane, balloon, etc
3. (Mechanical Engineering) any form of lifting gear, tackle, etc

rig•ging

(ˈrɪg ɪŋ)

n.
1. the ropes, chains, etc., used to support and work the masts, yards, sails, etc., on a ship.
2. lifting or hauling tackle.
3. clothing; costume.
[1480–90]

rigging

  • rig, rigging - A ship's rig is the arrangement of masts, sails, etc.; the rigging is the system of ropes or chains supporting these.
  • spread-eagle - First described a navy man who was lashed to the rigging for flogging.
  • furniture - The furniture of a ship is its apparel, including the sails, rigging, and anchor; to apparel, in early use, meant "make ready or fit."
  • tight ship - Literally one in which ropes and rigging are tied and taut.

Rigging

 ropes or chains employed to support masts, 1594.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rigging - gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sailsrigging - gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
appurtenance, paraphernalia, gear - equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
2.rigging - formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig, Marconi rig - a rig of triangular sails for a yacht
cat rig - rig of a catboat
fore-and-aft rig - rig in which the principal sails are fore-and-aft
formation - a particular spatial arrangement
lateen-rig - the rig on a lateen-rigged sailing vessel
Translations
حِبال الأشْرِعَه والصَّواري
takeláž
rigning
vitorlázat
reiîi, reiîabúnaîur

rigging

[ˈrɪgɪŋ] N (Naut) → jarcia f, aparejo m

rigging

[ˈrɪgɪŋ] n [ship] → gréement m

rigging

n
(Naut, = action) → Auftakeln nt; (Naut: = ropes) → Tauwerk nt
(inf: = dishonest interference) → Manipulation f, → Schiebung f (inf)

rigging

[ˈrɪgɪŋ] n (Naut) → attrezzatura
standing/running rigging → manovre fpl fisse/correnti

rig

(rig) past tense, past participle rigged verb
to fit (a ship) with ropes and sails.
noun
1. an oil-rig.
2. any special equipment, tools etc for some purpose.
3. the arrangement of sails etc of a sailing-ship.
ˈrigging noun
the ropes etc which control a ship's masts and sails.
rig out to dress: She was rigged out in rather odd clothes ( noun ˈrig-out: She was wearing a strange rig-out)
rig up
to build usually quickly with whatever material is available. They rigged up a rough shelter with branches and mud.
References in classic literature ?
Captain Peleg seldom or never went ashore, but sat in his wigwam keeping a sharp look-out upon the hands: Bildad did all the purchasing and providing at the stores; and the men employed in the hold and on the rigging were working till long after night-fall.
In cutting away the masts, it had been utterly impossible to observe the necessary precaution of commencing with the lee rigging, that being, from the position of the ship, completely under water.
Then Lerumie took to the main rigging, leaving Jerry impotently to rage on the deck beneath him.