Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
  2. (verb, motion) travel by canoe

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Alternate forms of Canoe

Derivations: canoe, canoeist

Hyponyms: birch bark, birchbark, birchbark canoe, dugout, dugout canoe, kayak, outrigger canoe, pirogue

Hypernyms: boat, small boat

Origin of the word Canoe

  1. 1555, from Sp. canoa, term used by Columbus, from Arawakan (Haiti) canaoua. Extended to rough-made or dugout boats generally. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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