running rigging

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

1660–70 Unabridged
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running rigging
nautical Compare standing rigging the wires and ropes used to control the operations of a sailing vessel

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Example sentences
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.
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