Ca*noe" (?), n.; pl. Canoes (#). [Sp. canoa, fr. Caribbean can�xa0;oa.]


A boat used by rude nations, formed of trunk of a tree, excavated, by cutting or burning, into a suitable shape. It is propelled by a paddle or paddles, or sometimes by sail, and has no rudder.

Others devised the boat of one tree, called the canoe.


A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages.

A birch canoe, with paddles, rising, falling, on the water.


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.


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Ca*noe" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Canoed (?) p. pr. & vb. n. Canoeing ().]

To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe.


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