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rigging

Subject: History

A term covering all the rope, chain, metalwork, and associated fittings used to support and operate the masts, spars, flags, sails, booms, and derricks of sailing vessels, and the masts, ...

rigging

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

... n. 1 the system of ropes, cables, or chains employed to support a ship's masts ( standing rigging ) and to control or set the yards and sails ( running rigging ). 2 the action of providing a sailing ship with sails, stays, and braces. 3 the ropes and wires supporting the structure of an airship, biplane, hang glider, or parachute. 4 the system of cables and fittings controlling the flight surfaces and engines of an aircraft. 5 the action of assembling and adjusting such rigging...

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Colin Mudie

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
1,031 words
Illustration(s):
3

... , a term covering all the rope, chain, metalwork, and associated fittings used to support and operate the masts, spars , flags, sails, booms, and derricks of sailing vessels, and the masts, booms, and derricks of power vessels. The rigging used principally to support the masts and spars and which is fixed in nature is known as the standing rigging . That used to operate the sails and other equipment, which is adjustable, is known as running rigging . Standing Rigging. Used where a mast is supported athwartships by shrouds and fore and aft by ...

rigging a market

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
60 words

... a market An attempt to make a profit on a market, usually a security or commodity market, by overriding the normal market forces. This often involves taking a long position or a short position in the market that is sufficiently substantial to influence price levels, and then supporting or depressing the market by further purchases or...

rigging a market

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... a market An attempt to make a profit on a market, usually a security or commodity market, by overriding the normal market forces. This often involves taking a long position or a short position in the market that is sufficiently substantial to influence price levels, and then supporting or depressing the market by further purchases or sales....

Masts, Sails, and Rigging

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
5,698 words
Illustration(s):
7

...using steel wire rope for standing rigging, and with the introduction of flexible steel wire rope later in the nineteenth century, it became an alternative material for much of the running rigging as well. Running Rigging for a 20-Gun Ship This image is from David Steel, Art of Rigging, (1806). Courtesy of John H. Harland Fore and Aft sails for a 20-Gun Ship This image is from David Steel, Art of Rigging, (1806). Courtesy of John H. Harland It is geometrically impossible for the standing rigging to provide pull in the optimum forward, backward, or lateral...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
61 words

... • strafing , understaffing • debriefing • spiffing • offing • morphing • roofing • stuffing • geotagging , lagging, unflagging • legging • digging , rigging, wigging • Vereeniging • dogging , frogging, microblogging, nogging • mugging • turbocharging • edging • aging , engaging, staging • unchanging • unchallenging • managing • discouraging • cottaging • obliging • lodging • ungrudging • ...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
711 words

...their best Riggings out of Captivity. 1688 T. Shadwell Squire of Alsatia II ii: Sirrah, behold me: here's rigging for you! 1696 J. Dunton Night-Walker Oct. 8: We would appear as first-rate Beaus, dazzle the Eyes of the Ladies with our Rigging. c. 1698 B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Rigging c. Cloaths. I'll Unrig the Bloss , c. I will Strip the Wench. Rum rigging , c. fine Cloaths. The Cull has Rum Rigging, let's Ding him, and Mill him, and Pike , c. the Man has very good Cloths, let us Knock him Down, Rob him, and Scour off. 1705–07 ...

rigging

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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
12 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
13 words
rigging

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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
8 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
7 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
161 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
170 words
rigging

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
15 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
30 words
rigging

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
30 words
rigging

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
48 words

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