standing-rigging

standing rigging

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

Origin:
1740–50

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

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