Origin of pirogue
Examples from the Web for pirogue
She was still trembling when he helped her into the pirogue, and neither spoke while they were crossing.
The pirogue was likewise quickly made; the canoe was paddled, the pirogue pushed by oars or setting-poles.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 9)|Archer Butler Hulbert
The blunt, slanting bow of the pirogue banged into the plank gunwale and slid over it.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
Across the river there were signs of life, and she got into a pirogue with the laudable desire to say good-bye to Mrs. Burns.
I shall land in the pirogue with the doctor and the boatswain.The English at the North Pole|Jules Verne
Word Origin for pirogue
1660s, from French pirogue, probably from Galibi (a Carib language) piragua "a dug-out." Cf. Spanish piragua (1530s).