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RIGGING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rigging mean? 

RIGGING (noun)
  The noun RIGGING has 2 senses:

1. gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
2. formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel

  Familiarity information: RIGGING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIGGING (noun)


Sense 1rigging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rigging; tackle

Hypernyms ("rigging" is a kind of...):

appurtenance; gear; paraphernalia (equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.)


Sense 2rigging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rigging; rig

Hypernyms ("rigging" is a kind of...):

formation (a particular spatial arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rigging"):

Bermuda rig; Bermudan rig; Bermudian rig; Marconi rig (a rig of triangular sails for a yacht)

cat rig (rig of a catboat)

fore-and-aft rig (rig in which the principal sails are fore-and-aft)

lateen-rig (the rig on a lateen-rigged sailing vessel)


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