- an Eskimo canoe made of skins completely covering a wooden frame except for an opening in the middle for the paddler
- any similarly designed canoe for one or two paddlers, made of canvas, plastic, fiberglass, etc.
Origin of kayakEskimo
to paddle, or go in, a kayak
A very light, slender, usually covered boat that has pointed ends and is propelled by a double-bladed paddle. Traditional Yupik and Inuit kayaks are made of skins stretched over a frame of wood or whalebone.
verbkay·aked, kay·ak·ing, kay·aks
To go, travel, or race in a kayak.
To go or travel on (a body of water) by kayak: kayaked rapids of the Colorado River.
Origin of kayakInuitYupik qajaq
(third-person singular simple present kayaks, present participle kayaking, simple past and past participle kayaked)