rigging

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rig·ging

noun \ˈri-giŋ, -gən\

: 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

Full Definition of RIGGING

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
:  clothing

Examples of RIGGING

  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 of RIGGING

Middle English ragging, riggyng fitting out of a ship
First Known Use: 1594

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