Rigging (disambiguation)

Rigging (disambiguation)

Rigging may refer to:

"'In nautical uses:
*Rigging, the mechanical sailing apparatus attached to a sailing ship.
*Standing rigging, fixed in position while the boat is under sail to support mast and spars
*Running rigging, changed often while under sail to raise, lower and control the sails
*Rowing apparatus in a boat, see Glossary of rowing terms

"'In other uses:
*Rigging (theatre), system used in a theater to move lighting, scenery, or other items
*Aerial Rigging, setting up apparatus for circus aerial acts, such as trapeze
*Vote rigging, illegally interfering in the counting of votes in an election
*Rodeo bareback rigging, riding equipment
*Skeletal Animation, representing characters in computer graphics

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