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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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Rigging

 ropes or chains employed to support masts, 1594.
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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
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Translations
حِبال الأشْرِعَه والصَّواري
takeláž
rigning
vitorlázat
reiîi, reiîabúnaîur

rigging

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

[ˈrɪgɪŋ] n [ship] → gréement m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rigging

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

[ˈrɪgɪŋ] n (Naut) → attrezzatura
standing/running rigging → manovre fpl fisse/correnti
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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Many of those who make the Green Festival possible are proof of this sentiment, having been inspired to become volunteers - offering services ranging from on-the-ground stewarding and stage rigging to event organisation and fundraising.