Definition of Outrigger
(nautical) Any of various projecting beams or spars that provide support for a sailing ship's mast. | (nautical) A long thin timber, pontoon, or other float attached parallel to a canoe or boat by projecting struts as a means of preventing tipping or capsizing. | (rowing) An outrigger canoe or boat.
How to use Outrigger in Sentences?
- 1. He could sail in conventional craft, but the outrigger design had its own peculiarities. 🔊
- 2. They beached the outrigger and hid it in the shell of one of the ruined buildings on the lowest level. 🔊
- 3. Boys in the 'boats' generally also have a lock-up or outrigger of their own, or jointly with others. 🔊
- 4. There are challenge prizes for the house fours and for the sculling and pulling, as the pair-oar outrigger race is called. 🔊
- 5. Gilby informs me that he has travelled with a pair of light sculls and outrigger irons, which he was able to adapt to many kinds of rude boats. 🔊
- 6. Just beyond the breakwater, native outrigger boats with bright-colored sails in stripes and patterns swept by in a kind of convoy. 🔊
- 7. So soon as the outrigger came in, oarsmen realised the advantage to be gained by applying it to the gig, in a modified form. 🔊
- 8. He unbuckled the belt that had secured Agnes to her seat on the outrigger all this while, and fairly dragged her from under the flapping sail. 🔊
- 9. Reaching the canoe, he dropped the great, ugly-looking thing into it, and hung over the outrigger gasping for breath like a man half hanged. 🔊
- 10. Log Canoes are made by hollowing out a long tree by axe and by fire, and fastening an outrigger to one side of it, to give steadiness in the water. 🔊
- 11. For the latter purpose an Irish outside car, fitted either with a pole or outrigger for a pair of horses, is one of the best conveyances we know. 🔊
- 12. The young lady and the young gentleman wore boating hats, and were both dressed in white, and standing by or just turning from the outrigger and light skiff they were about to leave in charge of a waterman. 🔊