from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of umiak.
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- n. Alternative spelling of umiak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large boat made of skin, used by the Eskimos.
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The oomiak is the open boat of skin used by Eskimo _women_, and is capable of holding several persons.
So that night I added till it became a great pile, and I hauled up my oomiak, which was of the value of twenty kayaks.
Now, you get me enough men to handle that oomiak, that's a good fellow.
The oomiak is for a family with all their baggage.
I am Naass, a chief, and the son of a chief, born between a sunset and a rising, on the dark seas, in my father's oomiak.
So that night I added till it became a great pile, and I hauled up my oomiak, which was the value of twenty kayaks.
I added till it became a great pile, and I hauled up my oomiak, which was of the value of twenty kayaks.
The men landed from the _kayaks_, and, wading out into the water, laid hold of the _oomiak_, and, guiding it in on the swell, carried it up high and dry.
"That's a big _oomiak_!" exclaimed Raed, taking a long look at it.
The _oomiak_ was then turned bottom up, and the mast which had supported their sails thrust under it transversely about ten feet back of the bows.