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canoenoun [C]

uk   /kəˈnuː/  us   /kəˈnuː/
a ​small, ​light, ​narrowboat, ​pointed at both ​ends and ​moved using a paddle (= a ​shortpole with a ​flatblade)
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canoeverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /kəˈnuː/  us   /kəˈnuː/ (present participle canoeing, past tense and past participle canoed)
to ​travel in a canoe
canoeing
noun [U] uk   /kəˈnuː.ɪŋ/  us   /kəˈnuː.ɪŋ/
They ​died in a canoeing ​accident.
canoeist
noun [C] uk   /kəˈnuː.ɪst/  us   /kəˈnuː.ɪst/
a ​persontravelling in a canoe
(Definition of canoe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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canoenoun [C]

 us   /kəˈnu/
a ​small, ​light, ​narrowboat, ​pointed at both ​ends and moved by a ​person using a ​paddle (= a ​stick with a ​wide, ​flat end)
canoe
verb [I always + adv/prep]  us   /kəˈnu/ (present participle canoeing, past tense and past participle canoed)
They canoed ​across the ​lake.
(Definition of canoe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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