canoe Definition

a narrow, long boat with pointed ends that is moved using a paddle.

Using canoe: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "canoe" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We went canoeing on the river last weekend.

  • Example

    The canoe glided silently through the water.

  • Example

    The Native Americans used canoes to travel on rivers and lakes.

  • Example

    The canoe was made from a hollowed-out tree trunk.

canoe Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with canoe

  • a journey or excursion taken in a canoe


    We're planning a canoe trip down the river next month.

  • a long, narrow oar used to propel a canoe through the water


    He dipped his canoe paddle into the water and began to row.

  • camping while traveling by canoe


    We spent the weekend canoe camping in the wilderness.


Summary: canoe in Brief

A 'canoe' [kəˈnuː] is a long, narrow boat with pointed ends that is propelled by a paddle. It is often used for recreational activities like canoeing and canoe camping, as well as for transportation by Native Americans. An example sentence is 'The canoe glided silently through the water.'

How do native speakers use this expression?