Canoe Definition

kə-no͝o
canoed, canoeing, canoes
noun
A narrow, light boat with its sides meeting in a sharp edge at each end: it is moved by one or more paddles.
Webster's New World
(slang) An oversize, usually older, luxury car.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
birchwakaskiffproapitpan (cen. amer.)piroque (dugout)kayak (arctictribes)kayakdugoutcoracleboatpiraguabirch-bark canoepiroguewar-canoe
verb
To transport by canoe.
Webster's New World
To paddle, or go in, a canoe.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Canoe

Noun

Singular:
canoe
Plural:
canoes

Origin of Canoe

  • Adopted in 16th century from Spanish canoa, borrowed in turn by Columbus from Taino kanoa (“dugout canoe”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French canoe Spanish canoa (French) (from Spanish) of Cariban origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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