outrigger Definition

  • 1a framework extending from the side of a boat to provide lateral support for a float or balance for a fishing net
  • 2a projecting support for a canoe, especially in the form of a log attached parallel to the hull

Using outrigger: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "outrigger" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The canoe had an outrigger to keep it stable in the water.

  • Example

    The fishing boat's outriggers were extended to provide more stability.

  • Example

    The outrigger on the sailboat helped keep it from capsizing.

outrigger Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for outrigger


Summary: outrigger in Brief

An 'outrigger' [outˈrɪɡər] is a framework or projecting support attached to the side of a boat or canoe to provide lateral support or balance. It is commonly used in fishing boats and sailboats to increase stability in the water.