rigging remaining permanently in position as a means of steadying various spars, shrouds, stays, etc. (contrasted with running rigging).
the stays, shrouds, and other more or less fixed, though adjustable, wires and ropes that support the masts of a sailing vessel Compare running rigging
noun 1. space in which to stand, as in a theater, stadium, or the like. 2. accommodation for standing.
noun, Physics. 1. a wave in a medium in which each point on the axis of the wave has an associated constant amplitude ranging from zero at the nodes to a maximum at the antinodes. standing wave noun 1. (physics) the periodic disturbance in a medium resulting from the combination of two waves of equal […]
noun, Archaic. 1. a stand for ink, pens, and other writing materials. noun 1. Burt L. pseudonym of Gilbert Patten. 2. Myles or Miles [mahylz] /maɪlz/ (Show IPA), c1584–1656, American settler, born in England: military leader in Plymouth Colony. noun 1. a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc noun 1. Myles (or […]
noun 1. a standing off or apart; aloofness. 2. a tie or draw, as in a game. 3. something that counterbalances. 4. a prop for holding the top of a ladder away from the vertical surface against which it is leaning. 5. Electricity. an insulator that supports a conductor above a surface. adjective 6. standing […]