What does outrigger mean?

Definitions for outrigger
ˈaʊtˌrɪg ərout·rig·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outrigger(noun)

    a stabilizer for a canoe; spars attach to a shaped log or float parallel to the hull

GCIDE

  1. outrigger(n.)

    (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.

Wiktionary

  1. outrigger(Noun)

    any of various projecting beams that provide support for a mast or, fitted with a float, provide support for a canoe

  2. outrigger(Noun)

    an outrigger canoe

  3. outrigger(Noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Outrigger

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outrigger

    owt′rig-ėr, n. a projecting spar for extending sails or any part of the rigging: a projecting contrivance ending in a float fixed to the side of a canoe against capsizing: an iron bracket fixed to the outside of a boat carrying a rowlock at its extremity to increase the leverage of the oar: a light racing-boat with projecting rowlocks.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outrigger in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outrigger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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