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People in a canoe.

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Gerald's dory, clad in their swimming-suits; and Selwyn's youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous, [].
  2. (slang) An oversize, usually older, luxury car.

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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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  canoe on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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canoe f

  1. plural of canoa