inukshuk


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i·nuk·shuk

 (ĭ-no͝ok′sho͝ok)
n.
A cairn.

[Inuit inuk, human being + suk, something resembling, substitute (since a cairn can indicate directions or other information like a person).]

inukshuk

(ɪˈnʊkʃʊk)
n, pl inukshuks or inukshuit (ɪˈnʊkʃjuːɪt)
a stone used by the Inuit to mark a location
[from Inuktitut, literally: something in the shape of a man]
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Tile [nuit Inukshuk trophy is presented to the winning author(s) at Tile Institute of Public Administration of Canada's annual conference.
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