Pronunciation Noun

canoe (plural canoes)

  1. 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.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Gerald's dory, clad in their swimming-suits; and Selwyn's youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous, […].
  2. (slang) An oversize, usually older, luxury car.
  3. (gambling) Any of the deflectors positioned around a roulette wheel, shaped like upside-down boats.
Translations Verb

canoe (canoes, present participle canoeing; past and past participle canoed)

  1. To ride or paddle a canoe.
  • German: paddeln
  • Italian: andare in canoa

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