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u·mi·akalso oo·mi·ak (o͞o′mē-ăk′)
A large open boat used by Yupik and Inuit people, made of skins stretched on a wooden frame, usually propelled by paddles.
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(Nautical Terms) a large open boat made of stretched skins, used by Inuit. Compare kayak
[C18: from Greenland Inuktitut: boat for the use of women]
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an open wooden boat covered with skins, used esp. by Eskimos to transport goods and passengers.
[1760–70; < Inuit umiaq women's boat]
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