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 canoeist
Enduring and brave must be the horseman or canoeist—what a trip for the Rob Roys of the future!The Crest of the Continent|Ernest Ingersoll
The canoeist gets too many upsets to risk venturing into deep water unless he can take care of himself.
Paul Butler of Lowell, Mass., added the sliding outrigger seat, allowing the canoeist to slide out to windward.
The canoeist of 1882 may follow the teachings of common-sense vs. unauthorized technical criticisms.Voyage of the Paper Canoe|Nathaniel H. Bishop
Thus the jib can be struck while the canoeist remains in the boat, by pushing off these two loops with his paddle.Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do|Anonymous
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.