periagua


Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to periagua: piragua

periagua

(ˌpɛrɪˈɑːɡwə)
n
(Nautical Terms) another name for pirogue
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in classic literature ?
The road to Cucao was so very bad that we determined to embark in a periagua .
-- Re-embarking in the periagua, we returned across the lake, and then mounted our horses.
This at length put me upon thinking whether it was not possible to make myself a canoe, or periagua, such as the natives of those climates make, even without tools, or, as I might say, without hands, of the trunk of a great tree.
It cost me near three months more to clear the inside, and work it out so as to make an exact boat of it; this I did, indeed, without fire, by mere mallet and chisel, and by the dint of hard labour, till I had brought it to be a very handsome periagua, and big enough to have carried six-and-twenty men, and consequently big enough to have carried me and all my cargo.
The boat was really much bigger than ever I saw a canoe or periagua, that was made of one tree, in my life.
Their first business was to get canoes; and in this they were obliged not to stick so much upon the honesty of it, but to trespass upon their friendly savages, and to borrow two large canoes, or periaguas, on pretence of going out a-fishing, or for pleasure.
Sailors are off-loading goods from the larger ketch, while the periagua and smaller hoy both sit idle for the moment, their cargoes and crews already on shore.