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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canoeverb

    small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle

  2. canoeverb

    travel by canoe

    "canoe along the canal"


  1. canoenoun

    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.

  2. canoenoun

    An oversize, usually older, luxury car.

  3. canoeverb

    To ride or paddle a canoe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canoenoun

    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

    Etymology: [Sp. canoa, fr. Caribbean canoa.]

  2. Canoenoun

    a boat made of bark or skins, used by savages

    Etymology: [Sp. canoa, fr. Caribbean canoa.]

  3. Canoenoun

    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

    Etymology: [Sp. canoa, fr. Caribbean canoa.]

  4. Canoeverb

    to manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe

    Etymology: [Sp. canoa, fr. Caribbean canoa.]


  1. Canoe

    A canoe is a lightweight narrow boat, typically pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel using a single-bladed paddle. Canoes are used for racing, whitewater canoeing, touring and camping, freestyle, and general recreation. The intended use of the canoe dictates its hull shape and construction material. Historically canoes were dugouts or made of bark on a wood frame, but construction materials evolved to canvas on a wood frame, then to aluminum. Most modern canoes are made of molded plastic or composites like Fiberglass. Until the mid-1800s the canoe was an important means of transport for exploration and trade, but then transitioned to recreational or sporting use. Canoeing has been part of the Olympics since 1936. In countries where the canoe played a key role in history, such as Canada and New Zealand, the canoe remains an important theme in popular culture. Canoes can be adapted to many purposes, for example with the addition of sails, outboard motors, and outriggers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canoe

    ka-nōō′, n. a boat made of the hollowed trunk of a tree, or of bark or skins: a skiff driven by paddling.—v.t. to paddle a canoe.—n. Canoe′ist. [Sp. canoa—Haytian canoa.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. canoe

    A peculiar boat used by several uncivilized nations, formed of the trunk of a tree hollowed out, and sometimes of several pieces of bark joined together, and again of hide. They are of various sizes, according to the uses for which they are designed, or the countries to which they belong. Some carry sail, but they are commonly rowed with paddles, somewhat resembling a corn-shovel; and instead of rowing with it horizontally, as with an oar, they manage it perpendicularly. In Greenland and Hudson Bay, the Esquimaux limits of America, skin-boats are chiefly in use, under the name of kaiack, oomiak, baidar, &c.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canoe in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canoe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of canoe in a Sentence

  1. Burt Reynolds:

    That river was not used by adventurers in a canoe ... We ended up breaking apart seven of them, deliverance.

  2. Scott Hagerstrom:

    You can't bring a motorboat on a lake, but you can bring a canoe. You can't go to a bunch of stores, but you can buy marijuana.

  3. Sabio Robles Lerian:

    I was two days and one night with the other three in the canoe and the sun kills. Without water it is even more difficult. My skin is split all over, i want to believe that the rest (of the crew) is alive because one cannot give up hope, but it is difficult to survive in such conditions.

  4. Paulina Porizkova:

    Starting last year- since my husband got diagnosed -Ive been on a strange journey. Paddling a canoe in a stormy sea. My boys are in the back, scared but preoccupied. Sometimes the waves are smaller and easier to navigate, some days I lose my paddle and waves threaten to overwhelm. But I know my purpose is to get myself and my kids to safety, to the beach.

  5. Louisiana GOP Sen. John Kennedy:

    I have enough trouble paddling my own canoe. But I do agree with Mrs. Trump that -- and I have suggested before to the White House -- that if the President would tweet a little bit less, it wouldn't cause brain damage.

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