1) in tree pruning or removal. method of using ropes and hardware to control or direct the descent of cut material or to handle heavy loads. 2) with cranes. loaders. or other equipment. method of using ropes and hardware to lift heavy loads.

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rigging (noun)
a) lines and chains used aboard a ship especially in working sail and supporting masts and spars
b) a similar network (as in theater scenery) used for support and manipulation
- clothing
rigging (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Rigging (disambiguation).
The rigging of a square rigger in London.
Details of rig

Rigging (from Anglo-Saxon wrigan or wringing, "to clothe") is the apparatus through which the force of the wind is used to propel sailboats and sailing ships forward. This includes masts, yards, sails, and cordage.[disputed ]

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