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piragua

Line breaks: pi¦ra|gua
Pronunciation: /pɪˈraɡwə
 
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Definition of piragua in English:

noun

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.

Origin

Spanish from Carib, literally 'dugout'.

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