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1canoe

noun ca·noe \kə-ˈnü\

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

Full Definition of CANOE

:  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

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

2canoe

verb

: to go or travel in a canoe

ca·noedca·noe·ing

Full Definition of CANOE

transitive verb
:  to transport in a canoe; also :  to travel by canoe down (a river)
intransitive verb
:  to go or travel in a canoe
ca·noe·able \-ə-bəl\ adjective
ca·noe·ist \-ist\ noun
ca·no·er \-ər\ noun

Examples of CANOE

  1. He canoed down the river to the camp.
  2. They canoed part of the Colorado River this summer.

First Known Use of CANOE

1794

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

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