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kay·ak

 (kī′ăk′)
n.
A very light, slender, usually covered boat that has pointed ends and is propelled by a double-bladed paddle. Traditional Yupik and Inuit kayaks are made of skins stretched over a frame of wood or whalebone.
v. kay·aked, kay·ak·ing, kay·aks
v.intr.
To go, travel, or race in a kayak.
v.tr.
To go or travel on (a body of water) by kayak: kayaked rapids of the Colorado River.

[Inuit and Yupik qajaq.]

kay′ak′er n.

kayak

(ˈkaɪæk) or

kaiak

n
1. (Nautical Terms) a small light canoe-like boat used by Inuit people, consisting of a light frame covered with watertight animal skins
2. (Nautical Terms) a fibreglass or canvas-covered canoe of similar design
[C18: from Inuktitut (Greenland dialect)]

kay•ak

(ˈkaɪ æk)

n.
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 used in sports.
v.i.
3. to go or travel by kayak.
[1750–60; < Inuit qayaq]
kay′ak•er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kayak - a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skinskayak - a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos
canoe - small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
Verb1.kayak - travel in a small canoe; "we kayaked down the river"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
boat - ride in a boat on water
Translations
زَورق من الجِلْد يَسْتَعْمِلُه الأسكيمو
kajak
kajak
kajakki
kayakkayaker
kajak
kajak
kajak
カヤック
kajakas
kajaks
kajak
獨木舟皮船

kayak

[ˈkaɪæk] Nkayac m, kayak m

kayak

[ˈkaɪæk] nkayak m

kayak

nKajak m or nt

kayak

[ˈkaɪæk] nkayak m inv

kayak

(ˈkaiӕk) noun
an open canoe, especially an Eskimo canoe made of sealskins stretched over a frame.
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