See also: canoë and canoé

English Edit

People in a canoe.

Etymology Edit

Adopted in 16th century from Spanish canoa, from Taíno *kanowa (dugout canoe) (compare Arawak kanoa (canoe), Wayuu anuwa, anua (boat, canoe)), from Proto-Arawak *kanawa.

Pronunciation Edit

  • enPR: kə-no͞o', IPA(key): /kəˈnuː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Noun Edit

canoe (plural canoes)

  1. A small long and narrow boat, propelled by one or more people (depending on the size of canoe), using single-bladed paddles. The paddlers face in the direction of travel, in either a seated position, or kneeling on the bottom of the boat. Canoes are open on top, and pointed at both ends.
    • 1886 January, The Antiquary: A Magazine Devoted to the Study of the Past, volume XIII, number 73, page 135:
      The canoe is of pure black oak, and is in excellent preservation.
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC:
      He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend; []
  2. (slang) An oversize, usually older, luxury car.
  3. (gambling) Any of the deflectors positioned around a roulette wheel, shaped like upside-down boats.

Descendants Edit

  • German: Kanu
  • Irish: canú

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Verb Edit

canoe (third-person singular simple present canoes, present participle canoeing, simple past and past participle canoed)

  1. To ride or paddle a canoe.

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See also Edit

Further reading Edit

  canoe on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams Edit

Italian Edit

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /kaˈnɔ.e/
  • Rhymes: -ɔe
  • Hyphenation: ca‧nò‧e

Noun Edit

canoe f

  1. plural of canoa

Romanian Edit

Etymology Edit

Borrowed from French canoë.

Noun Edit

canoe f (plural canoe)

  1. canoe

Declension Edit