from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk; a piragua.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A canoe of shallow draft, made by hollowing a log.
- n. A small flat-bottom boat of shallow draft. Specifically, a flat-bottom boat made of one four-feet by eight-feet piece of plywood, the bottom being a two-feet eight-inches wide eight-feet long pointed-ends lengthwise-centered oval cut from the piece, and the boat's sides being comprised of the two remaining pieces attached lengthwise to the outside edges of the oval.
- n. A style of pasta shaped as a miniature canoe folded over.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dugout canoe; by extension, any small boat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A canoe made from the trunk of a tree hollowed out.
- n. Same as periagua, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
You can also take a king-size pirogue, which is usually faster.
The pirogue was a very quaint-looking craft, of about twenty feet in length by some five feet beam, formed out of a solid log of wood which had been roughly trimmed with an axe to form the bottom portion of her, with a couple of planks above to form her top sides.
The other two boats were of that variety of open craft known as pirogue, a craft shaped like a flat-iron, square-sterned, flat-bottomed, roomy, of light draft, and usually provided with four oars and a square sail which could be used when the wind was aft, and which also served as a tent, or night shelter, on shore.
The pirogue was a project my dad and I had made several years earlier, and though she could glide through the water barely skimming the surface, I knew how easily she would tip over if she suddenly got lodged on a submerged log.
The pirogue is a massive appetizer, comprised of the skins of one and a half robustly - sized potatoes smothered in cheese and little crumbles of fried alligator with a side of mustard dipping sauce.
Coast Guard Lt. Brenton Caine says the large, canoe-shaped boat known as a pirogue was towed to shore early Wednesday.
For those who don't know, a pirogue is a Cajun boat that makes a canoe look large and roomy.
a tiny "pirogue" -- the traditional flat-bottomed, pointy-ended canoe used by Louisiana bayou folk for generations.
($8.95) envisioning it will be something like dumplings, but what arrives is closer to pirogi, while the pirogue is a potato skin-like appetizer.
Before it was over, Nguyen had blessed a fiberglass flatboat, a 20-foot Trophy Bayliner and a tiny "pirogue" the traditional flat-bottomed, pointy-ended canoe used by Louisiana bayou folk for generations.