Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, the rigging of the mainmast.

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Examples

  • Several of the crew fled from the waist to the poop, and others of them sprang into the main-rigging.

    CHAPTER XV

  • The shark, a sixteen-footer, was hoisted up against the main-rigging.

    Chapter 21

  • Mugridge went down on the fore-hatch under three men; but he emerged from the mass like an eel, bleeding at the mouth, the offending shirt ripped into tatters, and sprang for the main-rigging.

    Chapter 21

  • Several of the crew fled from the waist to the poop, and others of them sprang into the main-rigging.

    Chapter 15

  • Mugridge went down on the fore - hatch under three men; but he emerged from the mass like an eel, bleeding at the mouth, the offending shirt ripped into tatters, and sprang for the main-rigging.

    Chapter 21

  • The shark, a sixteen-footer, was hoisted up against the main-rigging.

    Chapter 21

  • Dan chalked the figures on the board, and they hung it in the main-rigging to a chorus of mercis from the bark.

    Captains Courageous

  • The second lieutenant went up the main-rigging, and pointed with his hand to about two points before the beam.

    Great Sea Stories

  • The captain, who stood upon the weather hammock-rails, holding by the main-rigging, ordered the helm a-midships, looked full at the sails, and then at the cable, which grew broad upon the weather-bow, and held the ship from nearing the shore.

    Great Sea Stories

  • "Shall I cut?" shouted Earing from the main-rigging, whither he had leaped, like a tiger who had bounded on his prey.

    Great Sea Stories

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