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Definition of "canoe" []

  • A light, open, slender boat that has pointed ends and is propelled by paddles. (noun)
  • To carry or send by canoe. (verb-transitive)
  • To travel in or propel a canoe. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "canoe" in a sentence
  • "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."