a : lines and chains used aboard a ship especially in working sail and supporting masts and spars
b : a similar network (as in theater scenery) used for support and manipulation
Examples of RIGGING
- They checked the rigging before they set sail.
- <even at the Ivies they dress in the standard rigging of the college student: T-shirt and jeans>
Origin of RIGGING
Middle English ragging, riggyng
fitting out of a ship
First Known Use: 1594
Related to RIGGING
- apparel, attire, clobber [British slang], clothes, costumery, dress, duds, garments, gear, habiliment(s), habit [archaic], rags, raiment, rig, clothing, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vestments, vesture, wear, wearables, weeds
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