Definition of pirogue
1 : dugout 1
2 : a boat like a canoe
Recent Examples of pirogue from the Web
The 64th Bayou Liberty Pirogue Championship welcomes pirogues and canoes onto Bayou Liberty near Slidell for races traditionally held on the first Sunday in June since 1952.
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Origin and Etymology of pirogue
French, from Spanish piragua, from Carib piraua
First Known Use: 1666
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