from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of kyak.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • When grown to manhood, he was once making a long ocean voyage with some companions in their kyaks, and being thirsty, he longed to reach some land where fresh water could be procured.

    Short Sketches from Oldest America

  • Even today the Eskimo still use harpoons tipped with walrus tusks and secured with sinew lines, as well as rifles, to hunt sea mammals from their kyaks.

    Canada's Eastern Arctic

  • The other two he rigged with his pack outfit, storing his varied belongings in two pair of kyaks, and loading kyaks and bedding on the horses with a deft speed that bespoke long practice.

    North of Fifty-Three

  • The black horse, Nigger, he of the cocked ear and the rolling eye, carried in a pair of kyaks six weeks 'supply of food.

    North of Fifty-Three

  • After that he dragged in his kyaks from outside, and busied himself packing them with supplies for a journey -- tea and coffee and flour and such things done up in small canvas sacks.

    North of Fifty-Three

  • Hazel followed him about, helping to get the kyaks packed with food.

    North of Fifty-Three

  • The men were brave and enjoyed the dangerous sport, but the women used to watch anxiously until they saw the kyaks coming home towing the walrus behind them.

    The Eskimo Twins

  • The great woman-boats were packed, the kyaks of the men waited beside them in a row on the beach, with their noses in the water.

    The Eskimo Twins

  • Then they would rush down to the shore, help pull the kyaks up on the beach, where they cut the walrus in pieces and divided it among the families of the hunters.

    The Eskimo Twins

  • The big boats waited until the men had all paddled to the shore and beached their kyaks, then they were drawn carefully up on to the sand, and every one got out.

    The Eskimo Twins


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.