kaiak







kaiak


noun

  1. an Eskimo canoe with a skin cover on a light framework, made watertight by flexible closure around the waist of the occupant and propelled with a double-bladed paddle.
  2. a small boat resembling this, made commercially of a variety of materials and used in sports.

verb (used without object)

  1. to go or travel by kayak.

verb (used with object)

  1. to travel on by kayak: to kayak the Colorado River.

noun

  1. a variant of kayak

noun

  1. a small light canoe-like boat used by the Inuit, consisting of a light frame covered with watertight animal skins
  2. a fibreglass or canvas-covered canoe of similar design
n.

1757, from Danish kajak, from Greenland Eskimo qayaq, literally “small boat of skins.” The verb is attested from 1875, from the noun.

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