[1] A device with retractable mechanical legs used to stabilize equipment such as cranes, ditch diggers, etc., while working.
[2] A short angle or box section member that runs across part of the car. On cars with separate frames, outriggers are used to link the main chassis or the longitudinal members with the sill or running board area. An outrigger is far shorter and often of a smaller section than a crossmember

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