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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails;
[syn: rigging, tackle]

2. formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel;
[syn: rig, rigging]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rigging \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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rig \Rig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rigged; p. pr. & vb. n. Rigging.] [Norweg. rigga to bind, particularly, to wrap round, rig; cf. AS. wr[imac]han to cover.] 1. To furnish with apparatus or gear; to fit with tackling. [1913 Webster] 2. To dress; to equip; to clothe, especially in an odd or fanciful manner; -- commonly followed by out. [1913 Webster] Jack was rigged out in his gold and silver lace. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] To rig a purchase, to adapt apparatus so as to get a purchase for moving a weight, as with a lever, tackle, capstan, etc. To rig a ship (Naut.), to fit the shrouds, stays, braces, etc., to their respective masts and yards. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rigging n 1: gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails [syn: rigging, tackle] 2: formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel [syn: rig, rigging]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

224 Moby Thesaurus words for "rigging": accouterments, advocate, alpenstock, anchor chain, anchor rode, apparatus, apparel, appliances, appointments, appurtenances, arm, armament, artifice, athletic supporter, attire, back, backbone, backing, backropes, bandeau, bear raid, bearer, becket, block, boltrope, bow fast, bowline, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brail, brassiere, breast fast, bull raid, buntline, buttress, cabal, cane, carrier, cervix, clothing, collusion, complicity, complot, confederacy, connivance, conspiracy, contrivance, contriving, conveniences, cordage, cording, corner, corner in, corset, counterplot, covin, crook, crossjack brace, crutch, deadeye, deep-laid plot, downhaul, dress, duds, duffel, earing, engineering, equipage, equipment, facilities, facility, fast, finagling, finesse, fittings, fixtures, flying jib martingale, flying jib stay, footropes, fore-skysail brace, fore-skysail lift, fore-topgallant shroud, fore-topgallant stay, fore-topmast backstay, fore-topsail lift, foreganger, foreroyal backstay, foreroyal lift, forerunner, forestay, foretack, foundation garment, frame-up, fulcrum, furnishings, furniture, game, gasket, gear, girdle, grab rope, guess-rope, guess-warp, guest rope, gunter, guy, guywire, halyard, harbor gasket, hawser, head fast, impedimenta, installations, intrigue, jock, jockstrap, kit, lanyard, lee sheet, lee tack, lifeline, lift, little game, machination, machinery, main brace, main-skysail brace, main-trysail vang, mainsheet, mainstay, maintainer, maneuvering, manipulation, martingale, mast, materiel, messenger, mizzen stay, mizzen-royal lift, mizzen-royal stay, mizzen-skysail brace, mizzen-skysail lift, mizzen-skysail stay, mizzen-topgallant lift, mizzen-topgallant stay, mizzen-topmast stay, mizzen-topsail lift, monopoly, munition, munitions, neck, outfit, outhaul, painter, paraphernalia, pennant hoist, plant, plot, plotting, plumbing, port tack, preventer backstay, prop, raid, raiment, ratline, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, rig, ropes, ropework, roping, running rigging, scheme, schemery, scheming, sea gasket, service, serving, sheet, shoulder, shroud, span, spanker peak halyard, spanker sheet, spine, spring, sprit, staff, standing rigging, starboard tack, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, stirrup, stock-in-trade, stratagem, strengthener, support, supporter, sustainer, tack, tackle, tackling, things, togs, trick, underplot, upholder, utensils, walking stick, wash sale, washing, weather sheet, web of intrigue, whipping, whisker jumper, wire-pulling