Dictionary of Ichthyology  

outrigger = 1) a long and thin float attached to a vessel, such as a canoe, by projecting spars. This serves to prevent capsizing. Also refers to any vessel fitted with such a float.... more

Outrigger canoe, Samoa, Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Va%27a_canoe,_Matavai_village,_Savaii,_Samoa_WS.JPG

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