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Meaning of OUTRIGGER

Pronunciation:  'awt`rigur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a stabilizer for a canoe; spars attach to a shaped log or pontoon parallel to the hull
 

OUTRIGGER is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: outrigger canoe, stabiliser, stabilizer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Out"rig`ger\, n. (A["e]ronautics)
    A projecting frame used to support the elevator or tail
    planes, etc.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 

 

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