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running rigging

noun, Nautical
rigging for handling sails, yards, etc. (contrasted with standing rigging).
rigging for handling cargo.
Origin of running rigging
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for running rigging
  • Cargo falls under load shall not be permitted to chafe on any standing or other running rigging.
  • During the conversion to power, the mainmast and the running rigging of the foremast was removed.
  • All standing and running rigging must be triced in to keep it from blowing out and fouling the drawbridge.
  • Masts and spars are the main and secondary supports, respectively, for sails and running rigging on sailing vessels.
British Dictionary definitions for running rigging

running rigging

(nautical) the wires and ropes used to control the operations of a sailing vessel Compare standing rigging
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