Running rigging
Rigging Rig"ging, 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Running rigging} (Naut.), all those ropes used in bracing the yards, making and shortening sail, etc., such as braces, sheets, halyards, clew lines, and the like.

{Standing rigging} (Naut.), the shrouds and stays. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Running rigging — is the term for the rigging of a sailing vessel that is used for raising, lowering and controlling the sails as opposed to the standing rigging, which supports the mast and other spars.Traditionally the running rigging was easily recognized since …   Wikipedia

  • running rigging — n. the movable parts of a vessel s rigging, as halyards and sheets, used to position and control sails, booms, etc.: cf. STANDING RIGGING …   English World dictionary

  • running rigging — Naut. 1. rigging for handling sails, yards, etc. (contrasted with standing rigging). 2. rigging for handling cargo. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • running rigging — noun : rigging that is used primarily in setting, furling, and otherwise handling sails and movable spars or in handling cargo and that usually runs through blocks or pulleys compare standing rigging …   Useful english dictionary

  • running rigging — /ˈrʌnɪŋ rɪgɪŋ/ (say runing riging) noun the working ropes of a sailing ship used for hauling round the yards and setting or making fast the sails …   Australian English dictionary

  • To overhaul running rigging — Overhaul O ver*haul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overhauling}.] 1. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rigging (disambiguation) — Rigging may refer to: In nautical uses: *Rigging, the mechanical sailing apparatus attached to a sailing ship. *Standing rigging, fixed in position while the boat is under sail to support mast and spars *Running rigging, changed often while under …   Wikipedia

  • Rigging — Rig ging, 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}. [1913 Webster] {Running rigging} (Naut …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rigging — For other uses, see Rigging (disambiguation). The rigging of a square rigger in London. Rigging (from Anglo Saxon wrigan or wringing, to clothe ) is the apparatus through which the force of the wind is used to propel sailboats and sailing ships… …   Wikipedia

  • rigging — /rig ing/, n. 1. the ropes, chains, etc., employed to support and work the masts, yards, sails, etc., on a ship. 2. lifting or hauling tackle. 3. Informal. clothing. [1480 90; RIG + ING1] * * * ▪ ship equipment  the sails, masts, booms, yards,… …   Universalium

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