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