periagua definition

  • noun:
    • a dugout canoe
    • by expansion, any small boat
    • See pirogue.
    • A canoe made from the trunk area of a single tree hollowed away; a dugout: utilized by the United states Indians.
    • A vessel made by sawing a sizable canoe in 2 in the middle, and inserting a plank to expand it.
    • A large flat-bottomed motorboat, without keel but-with lee-board, decked in at each end but open at the center, propelled by oars, or by sails on two masts which could be hit.

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