Definitions for "Standing rigging"
Keywords:  shrouds, mast, rig, starboard, spars
The rigging of a boat that does not normally need to be adjusted.
See rigging
The cordage or ropes which sustain the masts and remain fixed in their position. Such are the shrouds and stays.
Keywords:  yards, sailing, ship, adjusted, place
lines that secure the yards and sails in place. They are not adjusted while the ship is sailing.