Definition of Pirogue

1. Noun. A canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log.

Exact synonyms: Dugout, Dugout Canoe
Generic synonyms: Canoe



Definition of Pirogue

1. n. A dugout canoe; by extension, any small boat.

Definition of Pirogue

1. Noun. A canoe of shallow draft, made by hollowing a log. ¹

2. Noun. A small flat-bottom boat of shallow draft. Specifically, a flat-bottom boat made of one four-feet by eight-feet piece of plywood, the bottom being a two-feet eight-inches wide eight-feet long pointed-ends lengthwise-centered oval cut from the piece, and the boat's sides being comprised of the two remaining pieces attached lengthwise to the outside edges of the oval. ¹

3. Noun. A style of pasta shaped as miniature canoe folded over. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pirogue

1. piragua [n -S] - See also: piragua

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pirogue

pirlicues
pirlimycin
pirls
pirn
pirnie
pirnies
pirnit
pirns
piroctone olamine
pirog
pirogen
piroghi
pirogi
pirogies
pirogis
pirogue (current term)
pirogues
pirojki
piromen
piromidic acid
piroplasm
piroplasma
piroplasmata
piroplasmida
piroplasmosis
piroplasms
piroque
piroques
piroshki

Literary usage of Pirogue

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1. The Historical Geography of Detroit by Almon Ernest Parkins (1918)
"There were several types of these semi-primitive craft: the pirogue, ... The pirogue was a large "dug-out." It usually was made by splitting the dug-out ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1895)
"It seems that M. Sorel requested his friend, Dr. Lebeau, to endeavor to find and return to him a pirogue which was stolen from him. ..."

3. Public Life of Zachariah Chandler, 1851-1875 by Wilmer Carlyle Harris (1918)
"There were several types of these semi-primitive craft: the pirogue, ... The pirogue was a large "dug-out." It usually was made by splitting the dug-out ..."

4. Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark: 194 Essays from the Pages of by Robert A. Saindon (2003)
"The White pirogue, smallest craft of the flotilla at the onset was the largest ... She started as the "provisions pirogue." Then to distinguish her from her ..."

5. Around Tonkin and Siam by Henri d' Orléans, prince d' Henri Philippe Marie Orléans (1894)
"... first Siamese Post—In a pirogue—The Nam Ou—Muong Ngoi'—A Religious Grotto —Details on the Khas—A Laotian ..."

6. Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark V-2 of 3 by Robert A. Saindon (2003)
"The White pirogue, smallest craft of the flotilla at the onset was the largest ... She started as the “provisions pirogue.” Then to distinguish her from her ..."

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