the ropes, chains, etc., employed to support and work the masts, yards, sails, etc., on a ship.
lifting or hauling tackle.
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How to use rigging in a sentence
The show will feature an international troop that will perform aerial ballet from riggings set in Hook Hall’s ceilings.
Both ships’ rigging had taken extensive damage, though El Almirante had the worst of it.The Forgotten History of a British Ship that Fought a Notorious Slaver—and Won | A.E. Rooks | January 14, 2022 | Time
Even if Frank’s analysis were not obvious question-begging, there’s no evidence of any effort to do the sort of rigging that he alleges.How people who should know better abuse math to bolster the ‘election fraud’ lie | Philip Bump | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Crew members complained about the birds’ “boldness and rapacity,” and a lookout was posted to prevent them from picking apart the ship’s rigging.The Mystery of the Falkland Islands' Striated Caracara | Paul Kvinta | April 2, 2021 | Outside Online
There were reports of rigging, fraud and the use of violence to influence voting.Kerry Must Let the Afghan Voters Choose Their Next President | Zardasht Shams | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“People are really upset and motivated by the idea that the wealthy are rigging the game in their favor,” he said.Can This Ornery Socialist Spoil the Clinton Coronation? | David Freedlander | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Children have fantasy lives so rich and combustible that rigging them with lies is like putting a propeller on a rocket.
And with a history of elections marred by rigging, voters were particularly sensitive and vocal about hints of irregularities.All Calm at Polls as Kenya Votes in Crucial Election | Laura Heaton | March 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The group is threatening to stage rallies if Shafiq wins—a victory that will undoubtedly bring charges of vote-rigging.Egypt’s Fractious Presidential Race Reflects a Country Deeply Divided | Lauren Bohn | June 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They nodded at each other when they met, and the gray man showed him a little ship with rigging that took up and down.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
But she told them all the helpful things she could about setting up the radio paraphernalia and rigging the wires.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
The captain immediately went on deck, and Neptune hailed from the fore part of the rigging, "What ship?"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The wind whistled terribly through the rigging of the great ships, and the moorings and fenders creaked and grated.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
Look at Farragut in the Civil War, facing death in the rigging that he might see the enemy!Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
British Dictionary definitions for rigging
the shrouds, stays, halyards, etc, of a vessel
the bracing wires, struts, and lines of a biplane, balloon, etc
any form of lifting gear, tackle, etc
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