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dugout:

see canoecanoe
, long, narrow watercraft with sharp ends originally used by most peoples. It is usually propelled by means of paddles, although sails and, more recently, outboard motors are also used.
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dugout

[′dəg‚au̇t]
(ordnance)
Underground shelter built to protect troops, ammunition, and material from gunfire.

dugout

A primitive shelter, often consisting of an excavation in a bank of sloping terrain that is roofed with bark laid over a pole framework, then covered with sod; also see half-dugout.
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This time, the team decided to use a dugout canoe for the voyage instead.
Archeologists have found dugout canoes in Florida that are around 5,000 years old.
We spent a morning paddling about in a dugout canoe for fresh oysters in warm lagoon waters.
About 40 owners will display a variety of boats, including a Northwest Indian dugout canoe, a Scandinavian dinghy with hand-carved trim and wooden boats built more than 50 years ago.
The far-flung lodge was a three-hour bus ride from Quito, followed by a flight from the town of Shell to the jungle, then many hours downriver by dugout canoe. We would be hiking through trails, far from any road to civilization, doctor, or hospital.
We were on a dugout canoe, powered by a small motor, going from village to village in the Amazon.
From there you amble along a raised boardwalk through about half-a-mile of flooded palm forest, clamber into a dugout canoe, get paddled along an inlet and emerge into tree-lined Pilchicocha Lake - at the opposite end of which is the eco-friendly lodge and private reserve (www.sachalodge.com).
The traditional safari through this sunny, aquatic paradise is taken via a mokoro, or dugout canoe, with a local guide.
Melanesian men and women, wearing grass skirts and colourful headbands, carried the Bible in a miniature dugout canoe as they sang, moved and danced to the beating of drums from the High Altar to the Cathedral's Compass Rose.
Readers follow Mitchinson as he wades through heavy jungle undergrowth and paddles a dugout canoe through the roadless rainforest.
Using just a dugout canoe, a paddle, and a clip net, they can make a living while safeguarding the rainforest.
After travelling deep into the lush forest, I was guided onto a long dugout canoe. Together with the rest of the party, we glided along the river, where the only noise was the swishing of the water.