rigging for handling sails, yards, etc. (contrasted with standing rigging).
rigging for handling cargo.
(nautical) the wires and ropes used to control the operations of a sailing vessel Compare standing rigging
noun 1. the space between a racer and the nearby competitors in a running race, especially enough to run and maneuver as desired. 2. the space or leeway permitting ample freedom and flexibility to operate, maneuver, or perform without impairment.
- Running shoes
noun 1. Sports. a start, as in the hop, step, and jump or the running broad jump, in which a contestant begins moving before reaching the starting or take-off point. 2. an initial advantage in undertaking something; a head start: His background gave him a running start in business. running start An initial advantage, as […]
noun 1. a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches. running stitch noun 1. a simple form of hand stitching, consisting of small stitches that look the same on both sides of the fabric, usually used for gathering Sometimes called gathering stitch