Also found in: Wikipedia.


A cairn.

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


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]
References in periodicals archive ?
An inukshuk (pronounced ee-NOOK-shook) is a man-made stone landmark used by the Inuit and other peoples of the Arctic region in North America.
In an address at the 2003 UELAC AGM and Conference, Bernice spoke of the Inukshuk as a symbol of preserving history and the importance of leaving a marker to point the way for future generations.
In addition to the items noted above, 2012 net income benefitted from a $233 million gain we recognized on Inukshuk spectrum licenses.
4], and referring to the inukshuk as "a pagan symbol" [Letters, Where was the cross?
Tile [nuit Inukshuk trophy is presented to the winning author(s) at Tile Institute of Public Administration of Canada's annual conference.
Inukshuk Pro 32/32 supplies an industry-leading 707 calories per cup for energy when your dogs are burning some serious calories.
Papageno the bird catcher is here like an Arctic Ptarmigan, the two Armed Guards like Inukshuk monuments, and Monostatos and his crew like hairy invading Vikings.
Woods developed the inukshuk as a symbol of wayfinding that these leaders represent to the profession.
The National Film Board of Canada's Challenge for Change series, and the formation of the Inuit Broadcasting Company Inukshuk Project (IBC) in Canada, along with the establishment of the Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium (Now NAPT--Native American Public Television) resulted in more opportunities for production funding and distribution for and about Indigenous people.
We walked to the water's edge so Linda could film the Inukshuk sculpture and Emma related how much that meant to her.
The region has been home to First Nations peoples for many centuries, and the 2010 Olympic logo is a colorful interpretation of an Inuit stone structure called an inukshuk.
Vancouver has four mascots (Miga, Quatchi, Sumi and Mukmuk) and the Inukshuk logo called Ilanaaq (friend).