Definition of Kayak

1. Noun. A small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos.

Generic synonyms: Canoe



2. Verb. Travel in a small canoe. "We kayaked down the river"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Boat

Definition of Kayak

1. n. 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.

Definition of Kayak

1. Noun. A type of small boat, powered by the occupant or occupants using a double-bladed paddle in a sitting position. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to use a kayak, to travel or race in a kayak ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to traverse a body of water by kayak. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kayak

1. to travel in a kayak (an Eskimo canoe) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Kayak

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Kayak

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions and Proceedings of the Geographical Society of the Pacific by Geographical Society of the Pacific (1902)
"(See appendix for the name kayak.) THE ST. PETER ANCHORS UNDER kayak ISLAND. On the 2oth the St. Peter had beaten to the northward with light airs ..."

2. A Summer and Winter on Hudson Bay by Charles Kenneth Leith, Arthur T. Leith (1912)
"By taking off my coat, I was barely able to crowd feet first under the forward deck of the kayak. My head came just to the edge of the cock-pit, ..."

3. History of America Before Columbus: According to Documents and Approved Authors by Peter De Roo (1900)
"Before that feat he had visited the Finns in the northern parts of Russia, and in the year 1190 he left Iceland again, but his kayak was not heard of ..."

4. Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship by Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Neumann Sverdrup (1897)
"... SLEDGE AND kayak "SATURDAY, June 1st. So this is June. What has it in store for us ? Will not this month, either, bring us the land we are longing for ? ..."

5. In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times by Fridtjof Nansen (1911)
"Sometimes they settle in a good district for a considerable time, and then they may move again; but sometimes, if kayak-fishers and a women's boat ("umiak") ..."

6. Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions by Robert Jameson, Hugh Murray, John Leslie (1832)
"Their little boats of skin (kayak) were moved by one oar, with a swiftness which no English sailor could match. Their astonishment at European objects ..."

7. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"kayak. See ESKIMO. Kaye, SIR JOHN WILLIAM, the historian of English India, was born in 1814, and educated at Eton and ..."

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