Definitions of rigging

  1. 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.
  2. The cordage or ropes by which the masts of a vessel are supported and the sails extended or furled.
  3. Tackle: the system of cordage which supports a ship's masts and extends the sails.
  4. The entire cordage system of a vessel.
  5. Dress; tackle; the ropes which support the masts, extend and contract the sails, & c., of a ship, being partly standing and partly running.
  6. All the cordage belonging to the masts, yards, or other parts of a ship.