Chesapeake canoe

noun

Definition of Chesapeake canoe

: a fishing and working craft of Chesapeake Bay, from 20 feet to 40 feet long, rigged with one or two masts and leg-of-mutton sails spread by means of sprits, and sometimes with a jib of peculiar shape, originally built from a single log and later from three, five, or seven logs bolted together — compare bugeye

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“Chesapeake canoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chesapeake%20canoe. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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