A woman in a kayak.
kayak definition by Webster's New World
- 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.
to paddle, or go in, a kayak
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- kayaker noun
kayak definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
To go, travel, or race in a kayak.verb, transitive
To go or travel on (a body of water) by kayak: kayaked rapids of the Colorado River.
Origin: Canadian Eskimo and Inuit qajaq.
- kayˈakˌer noun