canoe

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
canoeca‧noe1 /kəˈnuː/ ●●○ noun [countable] TTWa long light boat that is pointed at both ends and which you move along using a paddle paddle your own canoe at paddle2(5)
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canoeA few luxuries have been smuggled in by canoe from the Solomons, which Bougainville is geographically and culturally close to.Was he drowned in an accident and his canoe washed further down to be buried in the silting up of the marshes?They named it Michilimackinac, or Great Turtle, because it resembled a turtle as they paddled toward it in canoes.In my sixth year I did make myself a smaller canoe, but I did not try to escape in it.Memories merge with reality now as we beach the canoe near the ledges under the still-standing thick hemlock.Of course, the canoe was too heavy.We maneuvered the canoe so it skirted just past that rock.
Related topics: Water
canoecanoe2 verb [intransitive] TTWto travel by canoecanoeist noun [countable]
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Examples from the Corpus
canoeThey will be canoeing along the Kennett and Avon canal, joining the Thames at Reading.They have climbed mountains and canoed for eight-day stretches in isolated wilderness.In recent years, we have seen that technological innovation canoes forth modern values into hypermodern forms.Hitch a ride in the van to canoe in Laguna Verde.
Origin canoe1 (1500-1600) French Spanish canoa, from Arawakan