outrigger

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outrigger (plural outriggers)

  1. (nautical) Any of various projecting beams that provide support for a mast or, fitted with a float, provide support for a canoe.
  2. (nautical) An outrigger canoe.
  3. An extension mechanism, often retractable when not in use, on a boat, vehicle, or structure which helps to stabilize it to keep it from tipping over.

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