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- n. a dugout canoe
- n. by extension, any small boat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See pirogue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A canoe made from the trunk of a single tree hollowed out; a dugout: used by the American Indians.
- n. A vessel made by sawing a large canoe in two in the middle, and inserting a plank to widen it.
- n. A large flat-bottomed boat, without keel but-with lee-board, decked in at each end but open in the middle, propelled by oars, or by sails on two masts which could be struck.
From Spanish piragua, in turn from the Carib for dugout. (Wiktionary)