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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canoe  \Ca*noe"\,  n.;  pl  {Canoes}.  [Sp.  canoa,  fr  Caribbean 
  can['a]oa.] 
  1.  A  boat  used  by  rude  nations,  formed  of  trunk  of  a  tree, 
  excavated,  by  cutting  of  burning,  into  a  suitable  shape. 
  It  is  propelled  by  a  paddle  or  paddles,  or  sometimes  by 
  sail,  and  has  no  rudder. 
 
  Others  devised  the  boat  of  one  tree,  called  the 
  canoe.  --Raleigh. 
 
  2.  A  boat  made  of  bark  or  skins,  used  by  savages. 
 
  A  birch  canoe,  with  paddles,  rising,  falling,  on  the 
  water.  --Longfellow. 
 
  3.  A  light  pleasure  boat,  especially  designed  for  use  by  one 
  who  goes  alone  upon  long  excursions,  including  portage.  It 
  it  propelled  by  a  paddle,  or  by  a  small  sail  attached  to  a 
  temporary  mast. 




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