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A canoe is a lightweight narrow boat pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel using a single-bladed paddle.

canoe n : small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle v : travel by canoe; "canoe along the canal"

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canoe \ca*noe"\ (k[.a]*n[=oo]"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Canoed} (k[.a]*n[=oo]d") p. pr. & vb. n. {Canoeing} (k[.a]*n[=oo]"[i^]ng).] To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe. [1913 Webster]

Canoe \Ca*noe"\, n.; pl. {Canoes}. [Sp. canoa, fr. Caribbean can['a]oa.] 1. A boat used by rude nations, formed of trunk of a tree, excavated, by cutting of burning, into a suitable shape. It is propelled by a paddle or paddles, or sometimes by sail, and has no rudder. [1913 Webster] Others devised the boat of one tree, called the canoe. --Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages. [1913 Webster] A birch canoe, with paddles, rising, falling, on the water. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 3. A light pleasure boat, especially designed for use by one who goes alone upon long excursions, including portage. It it propelled by a paddle, or by a small sail attached to a temporary mast. [1913 Webster]

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A Kayak is a small, relatively narrow, human-powered boat primarily designed to be manually propelled by means of a double blade paddle.

kayak n : a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos v : travel in a small canoe; "we kayaked down the river"

Kayak \Kay"ak\, n. (Naut.) A light canoe, made of skins stretched over a frame, and usually capable of carrying but one person, who sits amidships and uses a double-bladed paddle. It is peculiar to the Eskimos and other Arctic tribes. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • canoe: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • canoe: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • canoe: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • canoe: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • canoe: U.S. Gazetteer (1990)
  • kayak: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • kayak: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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