- a loft or gallery in a boatbuilder's yard from which rigging can be fitted
- a loft in a theatre from which scenery, etc, is raised and lowered
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Examples from the Web for rigging loft
A term used in the rigging-loft, as, before cutting out a gang of rigging, it is warped.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
I love to see my rigging-loft well stocked with goods, almost as much as to see it full of dancers.The Pirate</p>
Sir Walter Scott
The gridiron is also called the rigging-loft on account of the fact that the scenes are “rigged up” by ropes from this floor.
Each of the five ropes passes over a pulley on the gridiron, or rigging-loft.