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rig·ging / ˈriging/ • n. 1. the system of ropes, cables, or chains employed to support a ship's masts (standing rigging) and to control or set the yards and sails (running rigging). ∎  the action of providing a sailing ship with such gear. 2. the ropes and wires supporting the structure of an airship, biplane, hang glider, or parachute. ∎  the system of cables and fittings controlling the flight surfaces and engines of an aircraft. ∎  the action of assembling and adjusting such rigging.

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rigging, the wires, ropes, and chains employed to support and operate the masts, yards, booms, and sails of a vessel. Standing rigging is semipermanent, consisting mainly of mast supports, the fore-and-aft stays, and the stays running from the masthead to each side of the vessel. Running rigging includes the ropes, blocks, and other apparatus needed to brace the yards, make or take in sails, and hoist cargo.

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ropes or chains employed to support masts, 1594.

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