Meaning of OUTRIGGER in English

OUTRIGGER

■ noun a beam, spar, or framework projecting from or over a boat's side.

↘a stabilizing float or secondary hull fixed parallel to a canoe or small ship.

↘a boat fitted with such a structure.

↘a similar projecting support in another structure.

Derivatives

outrigged adjective

Origin

C18: perh. influenced by the obs. naut. term outligger , in the same sense.

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