Canoe meaning

kə-no͝o
A light, open, slender boat that has pointed ends and is propelled by paddles.
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To carry or send by canoe.
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To paddle, or go in, a canoe.
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To transport by canoe.
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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.
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(slang) An oversize, usually older, luxury car.
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To ride or paddle a canoe.
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To travel in or propel a canoe.
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A narrow, light boat with its sides meeting in a sharp edge at each end: it is moved by one or more paddles.
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Origin of canoe

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary