American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An Inuit or Eskimo boat consisting of a light wooden frame covered with watertight skins except for a single or double opening in the center, and propelled by a double-bladed paddle.
- n. A lightweight canoe that is similar in design.
- v. To go, travel, or race in a kayak.
- v. To go or travel on (a body of water) by kayak: kayaked rapids of the Colorado River.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greenland, a light fishing-boat, made of sealskins stretched over a wooden frame, having in the middle of the upper side an opening to receive the fisherman, who wraps himself in a flap of sealskin, which is laced close around the hole to prevent the penetration of water.
- To hunt or travel in a kayak. Eskimo kayaking near Amadjuak Bay, Baffinland.
- n. A type of small boat, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position.
- v. intransitive to use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak
- v. transitive to traverse a body of water by kayak.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A light canoe, made of skins stretched over a frame, and usually capable of carrying but one person, who sits amidships and uses a double-bladed paddle. It is peculiar to the Eskimos and other Arctic tribes.
- v. travel in a small canoe
- n. a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos
- From Western Canadian Inuktitut ᖃᔭᖅ (qajaq, "man's boat"), from Proto-Eskimo *qyaq. (Wiktionary)
- Canadian Eskimo and Inuit qajaq. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Inuit, a language of the Eskimo-Aleut family that, via Danish, gave Global English the word kayak, now has fewer than fifty thousand speakers.”
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