Meaning of OUTRIGGER in English



Pronunciation: ' au ̇ t- ˌ ri-g ə r

Function: 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

outrigger 2

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