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running rigging

noun, Nautical
1.
rigging for handling sails, yards, etc. (contrasted with standing rigging).
2.
rigging for handling cargo.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70
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running rigging

noun
1.
(nautical) the wires and ropes used to control the operations of a sailing vessel Compare standing rigging
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