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Definition of canoe:

  1. A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages.
  2. 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.
  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.
  4. To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe.

Synonyms:

outrigger, coracle, piragua, pirogue, war canoe, birch-bark canoe.

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