Meaning of OUTRIGGER in English

OUTRIGGER

/ ˈaʊtrɪgə(r); NAmE / noun

a wooden structure that is fixed to the side of a boat or ship in order to keep it steady in the water; a boat fitted with such a structure

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 18th cent.: perhaps influenced by the obsolete nautical term outligger , in the same sense.

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