Definitions for outriggerˈaʊtˌrɪg ər
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a stabilizer for a canoe; spars attach to a shaped log or float parallel to the hull
(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; also used attributively, as an outrigger canoe.
any of various projecting beams that provide support for a mast or, fitted with a float, provide support for a canoe
an outrigger canoe
an extention mechanism, often retractable when not in use, on a boat, vehicle, or structure which helps stabilize the boat, vehicle, or structure to keep it from tipping over
An outrigger is a part of a boat's rigging which is rigid and extends beyond the side or gunwale of a boat. In an outrigger canoe and in sailboats such as the proa, an outrigger is a thin, long, solid, hull used to stabilise an inherently unstable main hull. The outrigger is positioned rigidly and parallel to the main hull so that the main hull is less likely to capsize. If only one outrigger is used on a vessel, its weight reduces the tendency to capsize in one direction and its buoyancy reduces the tendency in the other direction.
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