Standing 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]


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  • Standing rigging — Standing Stand ing, a. 1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn. [1913 Webster] 2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water. [1913 Webster] 3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • standing rigging — n. the permanently positioned parts of a vessel s rigging, as stays and shrouds, used to support sails, masts, etc.: cf. RUNNING RIGGING …   English World dictionary

  • Standing rigging — On a sailing boat, standing rigging generally refers to lines, wires, or rods which are more or less fixed in position while the boat is under sail. This term is used in contrast to running rigging, which represents elements of rigging which move …   Wikipedia

  • standing rigging — noun or standing gear : permanent rigging (as stays and shrouds) used primarily to secure the masts and fixed spars of a vessel or to support radio, radar, and other equipment carried aloft compare running rigging …   Useful english dictionary

  • standing rigging — Naut. rigging remaining permanently in position as a means of steadying various spars, shrouds, stays, etc. (contrasted with running rigging). [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • standing rigging — /stændɪŋ ˈrɪgɪŋ/ (say standing riging) noun Nautical the stays, shrouds, etc., which secure the masts …   Australian English dictionary

  • Standing — Stand ing, a. 1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn. [1913 Webster] 2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water. [1913 Webster] 3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color. [1913 Webster] 4.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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