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rigging

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noun rig·ging \ˈri-giŋ, -gən\

Simple Definition of rigging

  • : the ropes and chains that are used on a ship to help support the masts and sails

  • : equipment that is used for supporting and using lights, curtains, etc., in a theater

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rigging

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  clothing

Examples of rigging in a sentence

  1. They checked the rigging before they set sail.

  2. <even at the Ivies they dress in the standard rigging of the college student: T-shirt and jeans>



Origin and Etymology of rigging

Middle English ragging, riggyng fitting out of a ship


First Known Use: 1594


RIGGING Defined for Kids

rigging

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noun rig·ging \ˈri-giŋ\

Definition of rigging for Students

  1. :  lines and chains used on a ship to help support the masts and sails





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