Meaning of OUTRIGGER in English

OUTRIGGER

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈau̇t-ˌri-gər ]

noun

Date: 1742

1.

a. : a projection with a float or a shaped log at the end attached to a boat to prevent capsizing

b. : a spar or projecting beam run out from a ship's side to help secure the masts or from a mast to extend a rope or sail

2. : a boat equipped with an outrigger

3. : a projecting member run out from a main structure to provide additional stability or to support something ; especially : a projecting frame to support the elevator or tailplanes of an airplane or the rotor of a helicopter

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