verb (used without object), ca·noed, ca·noe·ing.
verb (used with object), ca·noed, ca·noe·ing.
- canoe birch,
- canoe slalom,
- to handle one's own affairs; manage independently.
- to mind one's own business.
Origin of canoe
Examples from the Web for canoe
My partner Brandon and I awake at the crack of dawn for a canoe ride on the milky blue glacial waters of Lake Louise.
So I go out in a canoe and repeat verses over and over and try and learn poems.‘The Good Wife’s Christine Baranski on Life After Will Gardner’s Death|Jason Lynch|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That canoe he paddles in Parks, that episode where Ron is a canoe, Nick Offerman built that canoe, for real!Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari Is 30 Years Old and Writing a Book About Modern Love|Abby Haglage|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Kalaj is the opposite of the narrator—brash, outspoken, adventurous, and canoe tipping—and they make an odd couple.
When the Queen and Prince Philip visited Tuvalu in 1982, Her Majesty was carried ashore in a canoe by locals.
With one powerful sweep of his paddle he can instantly turn the canoe, when only a foot distant from fatal destruction.
There the courier whirled the stern of the canoe into his grasp, and, unhurt, Dunvegan raised himself over it.The Law of the North (Originally published as Empery)|Samuel Alexander White
The canoe fight was ended, but Dale's work was not yet done.Strange Stories from History for Young People|George Cary Eggleston
Spending there a couple of days, they left; six men on the last day having gone up the bay in a canoe without finding its head.Original Narratives of Early American History|Vaca and Others
As our canoe came into the shallows, he sprang down the bank to greet us, hat in hand, his eyes on me.Beyond the Frontier|Randall Parrish
verb -noes, -noeing or -noed
Word Origin for canoe
1550s, originally in a West Indian context, from Spanish canoa, a term used by Columbus, from Arawakan (Haiti) canaoua. Extended to rough-made or dugout boats generally. Early variants in English included cano, canow, canoa, etc., before spelling settled down c.1600.
see paddle one's own canoe.