Definitions for riggingˈrɪg ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rig•gingˈrɪg ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the ropes, chains, etc., used to support and work the masts, yards, sails, etc., on a ship.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. lifting or hauling tackle.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. clothing; costume.

Origin of rigging:

1480–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rigging, tackle(noun)

    gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

  2. rig, rigging(noun)

    formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel

Wiktionary

  1. rigging(Noun)

    The system of ropes, chains, and tackle used to support and control the masts, sails, and yards of a ship

  2. rigging(Noun)

    Similar supporting material for construction work

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rigging

    of Rig

  2. Rigging(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Rigging

    Rigging is the apparatus through which the force of the wind is used to propel sailboats and sailing ships forward. This includes masts, yards, sails, and cordage.


Translations for rigging

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rigging(noun)

the ropes etc which control a ship's masts and sails.

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