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noun Nautical.
rigging for handling sails, yards, etc. (contrasted with standing rigging).
rigging for handling cargo.
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Origin of running rigging

First recorded in 1660–70
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running rigging

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