Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete spelling of kayak.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The walrus, which is hunted by the Eskimo in kyak and from ice flow, is also sought after by the Hudson's Bay Company, and is hunted by the Company's employees in small vessels sailing out of Churchill.

    Navigation of Hudson's Bay and Straits

  • When I'm not at work I like to kyak, ride my motorcycle, hang out with the wife and kids, hang out at the local bar every now and then.

    I don't mean to get off topic, but we outdoorsman and woman aren't ALWAYS sitting in the tree stand.

  • Grasping the spear with a hand rendered firm by despair, he awaited the right moment, and just as the animal was about to close its massive jaws to crush him and his frail kyak (aiming down the throat, his fright lending strength to the action) he cast the spear with great force.

    Short Sketches from Oldest America

  • He went out in his kyak and had not proceeded far from shore when his attention was attracted by what appeared to be a whale in the distance.

    Short Sketches from Oldest America

  • Some acquaintances coming along reported that they had not seen anything of the missing man; then suspicion began to be aroused that everything might not be right and a search was instituted, but no trace could be found of him or his kyak; no one along the coast seemed able to throw any light on his whereabouts, although they lent their aid by joining in with the searching party.

    Short Sketches from Oldest America

  • The eldest had taken a trip on the ocean in his kyak or light skin boat.

    Short Sketches from Oldest America

  • From a hole in the rocks Koki now hauled his kyak or small skin boat, where he had left it from a former trip, and dragging it down upon the ice, he lashed it upon the small sled to be carried still farther.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • We had not gone far when our dogs made a sudden dash or turn, the right-hand runner slipped lengthwise into a seam, and over we went, sled, kyak, woman and all upon the ice in a sorry heap.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • "Ituk," I called, as I came nearer, "let me ride in the kyak, will you?"

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • Mollie and I had both to ride upon one sled now, for Ituk had lashed the kyak upon the little one, and they were one dog short, as an animal had run away while they were eating supper at the Home.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

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  • pack sacks sound like saddlebags on a saddled horse.

    October 18, 2008

  • The packsaddle is usually spelled kyack; "kyak" is a variant of kayak.

    October 18, 2008

  • please don't ask me what a packsaddle is, though.

    October 17, 2008

  • no, actually.

    kyak- a pack sack to be swung on either side of a packsaddle

    October 17, 2008

  • did you mean kayak ?

    October 17, 2008