Canoeist



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.

Historical Examples

Voyage of the Paper Canoe Nathaniel H. Bishop
The Voyage Alone in the Yawl “Rob Roy” John MacGregor
Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do Anonymous
Harper’s Round Table, August 20, 1895 Various
Historic Waterways–Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers Reuben Gold Thwaites
Indian Scout Talks Charles A. Eastman
The Outdoor Chums on the Lake Quincy Allen
Historic Waterways–Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers Reuben Gold Thwaites
The Voodoo Gold Trail Walter Walden
A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson

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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