Definition of Tupek

1. Noun. Tent that is an Eskimo summer dwelling.

Exact synonyms: Sealskin Tent, Tupik
Generic synonyms: Collapsible Shelter, Tent



Definition of Tupek

1. an Inuit animal-skin tent [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tupek

tunnellings
tunnelly
tunnels
tunnies
tunning
tunnings
tunny
tuns
tuny
tup
tupaia
tupaiid
tupaiidae
tupaiids
tupal
tupek (current term)
tupeks
tupelo
tupelo family
tupelo tree
tupelos
tuperssuatsiaite
tupik
tupiks
tuple
tuples
tuplet
tuplets
tupman
tupmen

Literary usage of Tupek

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1. Hunting with the Eskimos: The Unique Record of a Sportsman's Year Among the by Harry Whitney (1910)
"... her tupek out. How people can exist for long under these conditions and avoid attacks of rheumatism or pneumonia I cannot understand. ..."

2. The North-Americans of Yesterday: A Comparative Study of North-American by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1900)
"The Point Barrow tupek is something like a tipi, without a smoke hole, as the fire is built outside when they can secure wood to build one. ..."

3. The Long Labrador Trail by Dillon Wallace (1907)
"He had seen hardship since our parting. The people were very dirty and very hospitable. They took us into the tupek at once, ..."

4. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1883)
"Richardson gives the following declension of a noun, transitively and intransitively (?) : tupek, A TENT. SINGULAR DUAL PLURAL N0m" Int, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and edited by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"... a key block is fitted, binding the dome firmly together, and thus it stands till warm weather comes, when it is abandoned for the tent (see tupek). ..."

6. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"... tupek ; Snow House.) Permanent winter houses are built of wood and whale ribs, where these materials can be obtained, and covered with earth, ..."

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