from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A light, open, slender boat that has pointed ends and is propelled by paddles.
- intransitive verb To carry or send by canoe.
- intransitive verb To travel in or propel a canoe.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To paddle a canoe; sail in a canoe.
- noun A light boat designed to be propelled by a paddle or paddles held in the hands without fixed supports.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
- noun A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages.
- noun 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.
- intransitive verb To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun 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.
- noun slang An oversize, usually older, luxury car.
- verb To
rideor paddlea canoe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb travel by canoe
- noun small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
And then there's the Guinean-born guy suffering from what he describes as canoe sickness, an illness that keeps him from his dream of playing professional soccer.
The bottom of his canoe is a wrack of fish — pike and walleyes stacked like driftwood.
We decided on the word canoe, which is a word that Christopher Columbus heard from some of the Indians.
Did I venture to run the wildest rapids of the creek in the clumsy box which I called my canoe, she trusted her newest frock and ribbons to my seamanship.
It was what they call a canoe (so the Flamingoes told me), and most of the men in it were black; but there was one white man who had a curious stick in his hand, which he every now and then would point at some bird or animal, and then he made tire come out of the stick, and the bird or animal generally got hurt.
As an example, the word "canoe" is made up of four keystroke pairs.
"We'll have to portage," Corliss said, as Frona turned the canoe from the bank.
It was in the fall of 1896 that the two partners came down to the east bank of the Yukon, and drew a Peterborough canoe from a moss-covered cache.
She was too gentle to tyrannize over her playfellow, yet she had ruled him abjectly, except when in canoe, or on horse or surf-board, at which times he had taken charge and she had rendered obedience.
But where the currents come together he canoe is turned over.
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