Rig"ging (?), n.
Dress; tackle; especially Naut., the ropes, chains, etc., that support the masts and spars of a vessel, and serve as purchases for adjusting the sails, etc. See Illustr. of Ship and Sails.
Running rigging Naut., all those ropes used in bracing the yards, making and shortening sail, etc., such as braces, sheets, halyards, clew lines, and the like. -- Standing rigging Naut., the shrouds and stays.
© Webster 1913.