rigging

[ rig-ing ]
/ ˈrɪg ɪŋ /

noun

the ropes, chains, etc., employed to support and work the masts, yards, sails, etc., on a ship.
lifting or hauling tackle.
Informal. clothing.

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Origin of rigging

First recorded in 1480–90; rig + -ing1

Definition for rigging (2 of 2)

rig

[ rig ]
/ rɪg /

verb (used with object), rigged, rig·ging.

noun

Verb Phrases

rig down, Nautical. to place in an inactive state, stowing all lines, tackles, and other removable parts.
rig up, to equip or set up for use.

Origin of rig

1480–90; 1930–35 for def 4; probably < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, Swedish rigg (noun), rigga (v.)

Related forms

out·rig, verb (used with object), out·rigged, out·rig·ging.o·ver·rigged, adjectiveun·der·rigged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rigging (1 of 3)

rigging

/ (ˈrɪɡɪŋ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for rigging (2 of 3)

rig

1
/ (rɪɡ) /

verb rigs, rigging or rigged (tr)

noun

Word Origin for rig

C15: from Scandinavian; related to Norwegian rigga to wrap

British Dictionary definitions for rigging (3 of 3)

rig

2
/ (rɪɡ) /

noun

Scot and Northern English dialect a ridge or raised strip of unploughed land in a ploughed field

Word Origin for rig

a variant of ridge
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