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 (pĭ-rōg′, pîr′ō)
1. A canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk; a piragua.
2. Any of various boats usually propelled by paddling or poling, especially a light flatbottom boat with pointed ends.

[French, from Spanish piragua; see piragua.]


(pɪˈrəʊɡ) or


any of various kinds of dugout canoes
[C17: via French from Spanish piragua]


(pɪˈroʊg, ˈpi roʊg)

a canoe made of a hollowed tree trunk.
[1655–65; < French < Sp piragua < Carib: dugout]


- A canoe made from a tree trunk.
See also related terms for tree trunk.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pirogue - a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large logpirogue - a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
canoe - small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle


n (= dug-out canoe)Einbaum m, → Piragua f
References in classic literature ?
Then I'll take you some night in the pirogue when the moon shines.
Tamaahmaah came on board of the ship in royal style, in his double pirogue.
Originally they had no means of navigating the seas by which they were surrounded, superior to light pirogues, which were little competent to contend with the storms of the broad ocean.
On the morning after her arrival, the ship was surrounded by canoes and pirogues, filled with the islanders of both sexes, bringing off supplies of fruits and vegetables, bananas, plantains, watermelons, yams, cabbages and taro.
They swooped down close to the long pirogues that navigated the lake; and the wild fishermen, terrified at the sight of the balloon, would plunge into the water and regain their islands with every symptom of undisguised affright.
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The day when Nina runs away from home to meet Dain, who is alive and well and who must travel on a pirogue through the black night down a small stream to meet her.
The issues of this paper have also been extensively discussed with Marcellin Abong, Director of the Vanuaku Kaljoral Senta (VKS) and first ni-Vanuatu author of an history of the Nagriamel (La pirogue du dark bush: apercus critiques sur l'histoire du Nagriamel.
Trosclair and Ollie can explore all parts of the bayou in their pirogue (canoe-like boat), but they especially love going to Bee Island Swamp to hunt turtle eggs and eat sweet honey.
Nimrod's father, a Protestant preacher, seemed a hero to the seven-year-old child, but when he and his father encounter hippopotami while traveling to the new village in a pirogue, he learns that his father is only a man, more frightened than he is.
When they tire of lazing in hammocks, cool beer in one hand and book in the other, guests can join a cultural walk around the village, take a trip in a pirogue -a traditional canoe made from a single tree trunk -go birdwatching or collect oysters.