Nautical The system of ropes, chains, and tackle used to support and control the masts, sails, and yards of a sailing vessel.(noun)
The supporting material for construction work.(noun)
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Use "rigging" in a sentence
"I have collected them and will begin rigging a trap for Dr. Alfieri and his colleagues."
"To look at them crawling about on deck or in the rigging is enough."
"Dream mine, and proved of utmost usefulness in rigging the great ore - cables across the river and two hundred feet above its surface."