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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.
Tamaahmaah came on board of the ship in royal style, in his double pirogue.
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.
Then I'll take you some night in the pirogue when the moon shines.
In January of 1955, my father and uncle took me to Reelfoot Lake and I shot my first duck after paddling one of the old Reelfoot pirogues, breaking sheet ice, for three quarters of a mile, to where they had a small blind.
It was the second time in Africa that we had to load our motorcycles in pirogues, this time to cross the Cross River.
When they can afford it, they also buy drinking water that is transported to the regionin pirogues, vans and lorries.
I recall the rudimentary fishing boats, known as pirogues, that we used to take across the water to a small island known as Ile de N'Gor.
Others will brave rebel and militia checkpoints to travel to Bangui from the rest of the country, and believers from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo will cross the Ubangi River in pirogues to catch a glimpse of the pope.
The army ships the sleek racing canoes called pirogues to these islands situated 150 miles north of the capital of Papeete.
Brodsky has built kayaks, sneak boats, pirogues and coffin blinds, which gave him the skills he needed to build his dog hide.