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muk·luk

 (mŭk′lŭk′)
n.
1. A soft boot made of reindeer skin or sealskin and worn by Eskimos.
2. A slipper with a soft sole resembling this boot.

[Yupik maklak, bearded seal (from whose skin the soles of mukluks have traditionally been made).]

mukluk

(ˈmʌklʌk)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a soft boot, usually of sealskin, worn by Inuit people
[from Inuktitut muklok large seal]

muk•luk

or muc•luc

(ˈmʌk lʌk)

n.
1. a soft boot worn by Eskimos, often lined with fur and usu. made of sealskin or reindeer skin.
2. a slipper or lounging boot resembling this.
[1865–70, Amer.; < Yupik maklak bearded seal]
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