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- 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.
- kayaker noun
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- An Inuit or Eskimo boat consisting of a light wooden frame covered with watertight skins except for a single or double opening in the center, and propelled by a double-bladed paddle.
- A lightweight canoe that is similar in design.
Origin: Canadian Eskimo and Inuit qajaq.
- kayˈakˌer noun