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canoe

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noun ca·noe \ kə-ˈnü \

Definition of canoe

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

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Origin and Etymology of canoe

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

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canoe

verb

Definition of canoe

canoed; canoeing
transitive verb
:to transport in a canoe; also :to travel by canoe down (a river)
intransitive verb
:to go or travel in a canoe

canoeable

play \-ə-bəl\ adjective

canoeist

play \-ist\ noun

canoer

play \-ər\ noun

Examples of canoe in a Sentence

  1. He canoed down the river to the camp.

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

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First Known Use of canoe

1794

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CANOE Defined for English Language Learners

canoe

play
noun

Definition of canoe for English Language Learners

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


canoe

verb

Definition of canoe for English Language Learners

  • : to go or travel in a canoe


CANOE Defined for Kids

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canoe

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noun ca·noe \ kə-ˈnü \

Definition of canoe for Students

:a long light narrow boat with pointed ends and curved sides that is usually moved by a paddle

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canoe

verb

Definition of canoe for Students

canoed; canoeing
:to travel or carry in a canoe
  • We canoed across the lake.

canoeist

\-ˈnü-ist\ noun


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