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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
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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.
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