standing rigging

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noun Nautical.

rigging remaining permanently in position as a means of steadying various spars, shrouds, stays, etc. (contrasted with running rigging).

Origin of standing rigging

First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for standing rigging

  • All the standing-rigging and furniture having been cleared off the masts in the course of dismantling.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • It was a quantity of hemp cordage, for use principally as standing-rigging.

    Under the Meteor Flag|Harry Collingwood

British Dictionary definitions for standing rigging

standing rigging

noun

the stays, shrouds, and other more or less fixed, though adjustable, wires and ropes that support the masts of a sailing vesselCompare running rigging

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