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piragua Line breaks: pi¦ra|gua
Pronunciation: /pɪˈraɡwə/

Definition of piragua in English:


Another term for pirogue.
Example sentences
  • Zarco's family ranged the Rio Chico basin, where his father taught him to fashion the dugout piragua (canoe), and to manage it on jungle rivers.
  • Slaves convicted of having plotted the taking away of a piragua, or other vessel, and taken in the attempt, shall suffer the same punishment as if they succeeded in their attempt.


Spanish from Carib, literally 'dugout'.

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