running rigging

noun

Definition of running rigging

: rigging that is used primarily in setting, furling, and otherwise handling sails and movable spars or in handling cargo and that usually runs through blocks or pulleys — compare standing rigging

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First Known Use of running rigging

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Running rigging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/running%20rigging. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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