Etymology
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outrigger (n.)

"frame device used in the 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 "outlier;" see out- + lie (v.2). 

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Definitions of outrigger

outrigger (n.)
a stabilizer for a canoe; spars attach to a shaped log or float parallel to the hull;
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