Origin of outrigger
Examples from the Web for outrigger
Historical Examples of outrigger
About seventy outrigger boats of all sizes lie on the beach.Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific
Single canoes are not so easily separated from their outrigger.
The larger sort do not require what we may call the outrigger rowlocks.
Of the two canoes, one is smaller than the other, and the smaller serves by way of an outrigger.
It has an outrigger; and outrigger, mast, and yard are of bamboo.
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."