bidarka

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bi·dar·ka

 (bī-där′kə)
n.
Variant of baidarka.

bidarka

(baɪˈdɑːkə) or

bidarkee

n
(Nautical Terms) a canoe covered in animal skins, esp sealskin, used by the Inuit of Alaska
[C19: from Russian baidarka, diminutive of baidara umiak]
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In Juneau, the Alaska State Museum (admission $5) displays the original head of the Lincoln totem; also on display are bidarkas (kayaks) and umiaks (canoes), traditional boats used by the Aleuts and Inupiaq.
Sea lions supplied them with meat, blubber, oil, intestines, stomach, and skins for their bidarkas (Scammon, 1874).