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canoe

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noun ca·noe \kə-ˈnü\

Simple Definition of canoe

  • : a long narrow boat that is pointed at both ends and that is moved by a paddle with one blade

Full Definition of canoe

  1. :  a light narrow boat with both ends sharp that is usually propelled by paddling

Origin of canoe

French, from New Latin canoa, from Spanish, from Arawakan, of Cariban origin; akin to Carib kana:wa canoe


First Known Use: 1555

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canoe

verb ca·noe

Simple Definition of canoe

  • : to go or travel in a canoe

Full Definition of canoe

ca·noedca·noe·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to transport in a canoe; also :  to travel by canoe down (a river)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to go or travel in a canoe

ca·noe·able play \-ə-bəl\ adjective
ca·noe·ist play \-ist\ noun
ca·no·er play \-ər\ noun

Examples of canoe

  1. He canoed down the river to the camp.

  2. They canoed part of the Colorado River this summer.



1794

First Known Use of canoe

1794

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