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outrigger

outrigger

noun out·rig·ger \ˈat-ˌri-gər\

: a structure that is attached to the side of a boat or canoe to keep it from turning over in the water

: a boat or canoe that has an outrigger

Full Definition of OUTRIGGER

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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First Known Use of OUTRIGGER

1742

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