from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A canoe used by the inhabitants of the Aleutian and Kurile islands in the pursuit of otters and whales.
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The animal is seldom struck; it immediately dives, and as it swims very rapidly, the skill of the hunter is displayed in giving the baidar the same direction as that taken by the animal.
Professor Eschscholtz remained at Ross, in order to prosecute some botanical researches, intending to rejoin us by means of an Aleutian baidar, several of which were shortly to proceed to St. Francisco in search of otters.