Canoe



any of various slender, open boats, tapering to a point at both ends, propelled by paddles or sometimes sails and traditionally formed of light framework covered with bark, skins, or canvas, or formed from a dug-out or burned-out log or logs, and now usually made of aluminum, fiberglass, etc.
any of various small, primitive light boats.
to paddle a canoe.
to go in a canoe.
to transport or carry by canoe.
paddle one’s own canoe, Informal.

to handle one’s own affairs; manage independently.
to mind one’s own business.

Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Commodore Barney’s Young Spies James Otis
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
The Place Beyond the Winds Harriet T. Comstock

noun
a light narrow open boat, propelled by one or more paddles
(NZ) another word for waka (sense 1)
(NZ) in the same canoe, of the same tribe
verb -noes, -noeing, -noed
to go in a canoe or transport by canoe
n.
v.
see: paddle one’s own canoe

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