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.

Origin of rigging

First recorded in 1480–90; rig + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for rigging

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
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