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canoe

noun [C] uk   /kəˈnuː/ us  
a small light narrow boat, pointed at both ends and moved using a paddle (= a short pole with a flat blade)
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canoe

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /kəˈnuː/ ( present participle canoeing, past tense and past participle canoed) us  
to travel in a canoe
canoeing
noun [U] uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
They died in a canoeing accident.
canoeist
noun [C] uk   /-ɪst/ us  
a person travelling in a canoe
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