• synonyms

rigging loft

  1. a loft or gallery in a boatbuilder's yard from which rigging can be fitted
  2. a loft in a theatre from which scenery, etc, is raised and lowered
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Examples from the Web for rigging loft

Historical Examples

  • 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

    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.