Esk is an abbreviation for Eskimo, or is defined as a native person from the cold northern regions of Alaska and Northern Canada, as well as Greenland and Northern Asia.
An example of Esk is an eskimo of the Yupik people in Alaska.
- The burgh, which stretches for a mile along the south shore of the Firth of Forth, is intersected by the Esk and embraces the village of Fisherrow on the left bank of the river.
- The antiquity of the town is placed beyond doubt by the Roman bridge across the Esk and the Roman remains found in its vicinity.
- East of Wasdale lies the range of Scafell (q.v.), its chief points being Scafell (3162 ft.), Scafell Pike (3210), Lingmell (2649) and Great End (2984), while the line is continued over Esk Hause Pass (2490) along a fine line of heights (Bow Fell, 2960; Crinkle Crags, 2816), to embrace the head of Eskdale.
- It lies on the left bank of the South Esk, 74 m.
- It is situated on the North Esk and near the West Water, which falls into the Esk 2 m.