pi·​ra·​gua | \ pə-ˈrä-gwə How to pronounce piragua (audio) , -ˈra- How to pronounce piragua (audio) \

Definition of piragua

2 : a 2-masted flat-bottomed boat

Examples of piragua in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miranda will have a small but memorable role as Piragüero, the owner of a small piragua stand that tries to compete with Mister Softee. Ruth Kinane, EW.com, "In the Heights sets new summer 2021 release date," 21 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of piragua

circa 1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Piragua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piragua. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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