pirogue

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From French pirogue, in turn from Spanish piragua, from Galibi Carib piraua.

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pirogue (plural pirogues)

  1. A canoe of shallow draft, made by hollowing a log.
  2. 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.
  3. A style of pasta shaped as a miniature canoe folded over.

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French[edit]

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From Spanish piragua

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pirogue m (plural pirogues)

  1. pirogue made by hollowing a log.
    Les pirogues étaient à balancier; chacune avait de trois à cinq hommes; les moyennes pouvaient avoir vingt-quatre pieds de longueur, un pied seulement de largeur, et à peu près autant de profondeur. (Voyage. La Pérouse, 1797)
  2. any canoe
    Les baleiniers, armant leurs pirogues de pêche,
    Sont moins prompts à lancer leur barque au flot mouvant (...)
    Qu'un pédant n'est rapide à défaire un esprit.
    (Victor Hugo, Âne, 1880)

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