Canoe

Definition of Canoe

Ca`noe´   Pronunciation: kå`nŌ´
n.1.A boat used by rude nations, formed of trunk of a tree, excavated, by cutting of burning, into a suitable shape. It is propelled by a paddle or paddles, or sometimes by sail, and has no rudder.
Others devised the boat of one tree, called the canoe.
- Raleigh.
2.A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages.
A birch canoe, with paddles, rising, falling, on the water.
- Longfellow.
3.A light pleasure boat, especially designed for use by one who goes alone upon long excursions, including portage. It it propelled by a paddle, or by a small sail attached to a temporary mast.
v. i.1.To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe.
[imp. & p. p. Canoed (kå*nŌd") p. pr. & vb. n. Canoeing (kå*nŌ"ĭng).]

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