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canoe

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noun ca·noe \kə-ˈnü\

Definition of canoe

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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canoe

verb ca·noe

Definition of canoe

canoed

canoeing

  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

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.

1794

First Known Use of canoe

1794

Other Nautical Terms


CANOE Defined for English Language Learners

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canoe

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noun ca·noe \kə-ˈnü\

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


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canoe

verb ca·noe

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

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


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canoe

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verb ca·noe

Definition of canoe for Students

canoed

canoeing

  1. :  to travel or carry in a canoe <We canoed across the lake.>

canoeist

\-ˈnü-ist\ noun

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