running rigging

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noun Nautical.

rigging for handling sails, yards, etc. (contrasted with standing rigging).
rigging for handling cargo.

Nearby words

  1. running myrtle,
  2. running on empty,
  3. running pine,
  4. running repairs,
  5. running rhythm,
  6. running room,
  7. running start,
  8. running stitch,
  9. running story,
  10. running text

Origin of running rigging

First recorded in 1660–70

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British Dictionary definitions for running rigging

running rigging

noun

nautical the wires and ropes used to control the operations of a sailing vesselCompare standing rigging
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