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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nautical The system of ropes, chains, and tackle used to support and control the masts, sails, and yards of a sailing vessel.
  • n. The supporting material for construction work.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The system of ropes, chains, and tackle used to support and control the masts, sails, and yards of a ship
  • n. Similar supporting material for construction work
  • v. Present participle of rig.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ridge, as of a house; also, a roof.
  • n. The ropes, chains, etc., which are employed to support and work all masts, yards, sails, etc., in a ship; tackle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
  • n. gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails

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