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kayak

kay·ak

kayak

 
pronunciation:
kaI aek
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slender boat traditionally used by Eskimos, consisting of a light frame pointed at both ends, covered with a waterproof skin that may be pulled tight around the waist of the passenger.
definition 2: a similar boat used in recreation and sports.
 
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Kayak comes from kajakka, an Inuit (or Eskimo) word that means "a small boat of skins."
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