Definitions for "Running rigging"
Keywords:  sail, rigging, spars, tackle, mast
The lines and wires (rigging) that are used to raise, lower and adjust the sails.
lines which run through pulleys and block and tackle, that are used to adjust the sails and yards and thus steer the ship.
lines which can move, or run, and are used to manage the sails; as opposed to standing rigging, which supports the masts, and does not move in the normal management of a vessel [187.32