People in a canoe.



  • A small long and narrow boat, propelled by one or more people (depending on the size of canoe), using single-bladed paddles. The paddlers face in the direction of travel, in either a seated position, or kneeling on the bottom of the boat. Canoes are open on top, and pointed at both ends.
  • An oversize, usually older, luxury car.
  • Any of the deflectors positioned around a roulette wheel, shaped like upside-down boats.



  • Adopted in 16th century from Spanish canoa, from TaĆ­no *kanowa ("dugout canoe") (compare Arawak kanoa ("canoe"), Wayuu anuwa, anua), from Proto-Arawak *kanawa.

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