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General term covering masts, yards, booms and gaffs and all ropes, chains and gear used for operating these.

Note :

There are two types of rigging : standing rigging and running rigging.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALAInternational Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM Dictionary edition (1970-1989)