outrigger

Definition of outrigger

out´rig`ger
n.1.Any spar or projecting timber run out for temporary use, as from a ship's mast, to hold a rope or a sail extended, or from a building, to support hoisting teckle.
2.(Naut.) A projecting support for a rowlock, extended from the side of a boat.
3.(Aeronautics) A projecting frame used to support the elevator or tail planes, etc.

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outrigger canoe, stabiliser, stabilizer
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