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|Rigging: All the ropes, wires or chains used to support the masts and yards and for hoisting, lowering or trimming sails. Rigging used to support the masts, yards and bowsprit is called the standing rigging. The ropes or lines controlling the sails form the running rigging.|
Rigging Nomenclature - English, French, German and Dutch
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