outrigger

[ out-rig-er ]
/ ˈaʊtˌrɪg ər /

noun

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Origin of outrigger

First recorded in 1740–50; out- + rig + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for outrigger

outrigger
/ (ˈaʊtˌrɪɡə) /

noun

a framework for supporting a pontoon outside and parallel to the hull of a boat to provide stability
a boat equipped with such a framework, esp one of the canoes of the South Pacific
any projecting framework attached to a boat, aircraft, building, etc, to act as a support
rowing another name for rigger (def. 2)

Word Origin for outrigger

C18: from out- + rig 1 + -er 1; perhaps influenced by archaic outligger outlier
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