a large, open boat made of skins stretched on a wooden frame, used by Eskimos
Origin of umiakEskimo (Eastern dialect, dialectal )
A large open boat used by Yupik and Inuit people, made of skins stretched on a wooden frame, usually propelled by paddles.
Origin of umiakInuit umiaq.
(plural umiaks or umiat)
From Inuktitut (Western Canadian Inuktitut) [script?] (umiaq, “women's boat").