- a canoe made by hollowing out a tree trunk.
- a native boat, especially an American dugout.
"Harold's father built fishing boats out of cypress, some flat-bottomed dugout pirogues traditional to Cajun culture. He would bring logs to a nearby mill, saw them in his shop, and build them into boats, which he rented to fishermen."
- Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right