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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.]
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any of various kinds of dugout canoes
[C17: via French from Spanish piragua]
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pi•rogue(pɪˈroʊg, ˈpi roʊg)
a canoe made of a hollowed tree trunk.
[1655–65; < French < Sp piragua < Carib: dugout]
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pirogue- A canoe made from a tree trunk.
See also related terms for tree trunk.
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