Origin of outrigger
Examples from the Web for outrigger
In Samoa the canoes are built with bow and stern, and the outrigger is pointed towards the fore part only.
The outrigger may be described, in any boat, by laying oars across at equal distances, say one right above a thwart.Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before|George Turner
The outrigger is always kept to windward, and as these canoes have both ends constructed alike, they sail equally well either way.The Pearl of India|Maturin M. Ballou
It is necessary that the outrigger should always be on the windward side.
I towed an outrigger canoe with two girls across the bay, and as quick as they could paddle back they wanted me to do it again.Through the South Seas with Jack London|Martin Johnson
Word Origin for outrigger
device used in Pacific and Indian oceans to stabilize canoes, 1748, altered (by influence of rig) from outligger (late 15c.) "a spar projecting from a vessel," probably from the same root as Dutch uitlegger, literally "out-lyer."