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Definition of Outrigger

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structure extending from the side of a boat for purposes of stability; stabilizing structure which extends from an aircraft or other vehicle
Outrigger Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
An extendible leg to increase the stability of access equipment (eg Tallescope, Scaffold tower).
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Outrigger Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Any spar or projecting timber run out for temporary use, as from a ship's mast, to hold a rope or a sail extended, or from a building, to support hoisting teckle.
  
(n.)
A projecting support for a rowlock, extended from the side of a boat.
  
(n.)
A projecting contrivance at the side of a boat to prevent upsetting, as projecting spars with a log at the end.
  
(n.)
A boat thus equipped.
  
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outrigger
\out"rig`ger\ (?), n.
1. any spar or projecting timber run out for temporary use, as from a ship's mast, to hold a rope or a sail extended, or from a building, to support hoisting teckle.
2. (naut.) (a) a projecting support for a rowlock, extended from the side of a boat. (b) a boat thus equipped. (c) a projecting contrivance at the side of a boat to prevent upsetting, as projecting spars with a log at the end.
outrigger
\out"rig`ger\, n. (aëronautics) a projecting frame used to support the elevator or tail planes, etc.

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a stabilizer for a canoe; spars attach to a shaped log or pontoon parallel to the hull
(hypernym) stabilizer, stabiliser
(part-holonym) outrigger canoe
Outrigger Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
An outrigger is a part of a boat's rigging which is rigid and extends beyond the side or gunwale of a boat.

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