A light, slender, usually open boat that has pointed ends and is propelled by paddles.
v. ca·noed, ca·noe·ing, ca·noes
To carry or send by canoe.
To travel in or propel a canoe.
[French canoe and Spanish canoa (French, from Spanish), of Cariban origin.]
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