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also wik·i·up  (wĭk′ē-ŭp′)
A frame hut covered with matting, as of bark or brush, used by nomadic Native Americans of North America.

[Fox wi·kiya·pi, house, from Proto-Algonquian *wi·kiwa·ʔmi.]
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(ˈwɪkɪˌʌp) ,




(Anthropology & Ethnology) US and Canadian a crude shelter made of brushwood, mats, or grass and having an oval frame, esp of a kind used by nomadic Indians now in Oklahoma and neighbouring states of the US
[C19: from Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo wikiyap; compare wigwam]
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(ˈwɪk iˌʌp)

(in Nevada, Arizona, etc.) an American Indian hut made of brushwood or covered with mats.
[1850–55, Amer.; earlier applied to the wigwam of the Upper Great Lakes Indians < Fox wi·kiya·pi house < Proto-Algonquian *wi·kiwa·ˀmi; compare wigwam]
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Noun1.wickiup - a lodge consisting of a frame covered with matting or brushwickiup - a lodge consisting of a frame covered with matting or brush; used by nomadic American Indians in the southwestern United States
indian lodge, lodge - any of various Native American dwellings
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For single-letter symbols, I am unable to find anything longer than Ed Wolpow's PSYCHOPANNYCHY [1], though for the case where repeated symbols are forbidden I can offer the 8-letter WICKYUPS, UNBISHOP, CUSHIONY, CHIBOUKS, and BOYCHIKS.
Q1: BIOPSY, BOUNCY, COUSIN, FUSION, SPUNKY and UNPICKS are among the common six-letter words with no repeated letters, though the longest seems to be the eight-letter WICKYUPS, courtesy of Webster's Second.