Origin of piragua
Examples from the Web for piragua
The fifth, of 50 tons, with a piragua, fell to the lot of Captain Coxen.
From the dugout have come the piragua, Rose's tobacco boat, and the Chesapeake Bay canoe and bugeye as we see them today.Some Notes on Shipbuilding and Shipping in Colonial Virginia|Cerinda W. Evans
Sawkins, whose canoe was disabled, went next into the piragua to meet Peralta, leaving the four canoes to harass the admiral.
All day we fought like bull dogs, but they burnt the booms at night, And I fled in a piragua sore wounded from the fight.The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude
An awning of brilliant cloths, running from stem to stern over the piragua, overshadowed and almost hid the rowers.The Infidel, Vol. I.|Robert Montgomery Bird